The first reviews of M. Night Shyamalan's most anticipated superhero movie Glass are in and as per several critics, the director of The Sixth Sense and The Visit fails to impress the audience with his weirdest film to this date.
Glass movie features Bruce Willis as David Dunn — the superhero from Unbreakable, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass — the antagonist from the first part; and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb aka The Beast from the Split movie. The superhero thriller movie starts from the conclusion of the Split movie, as David chases Kevin's superhuman persona of The Beast that will lead them to Mr. Glass, who will emerge as someone who holds some deepest secrets.
After Shyamalan's Unbreakable movie, there were rumors that The Last Airbender director will turn the movie into possible sequels. Back in 2000, Bruce Willis was quoted as hoping that Unbreakable might be a trilogy. Following which, Shyamalan started to work on the second part, Split. As recently reported, Kevin Crumb was initially written in the script for Unbreakable, but the writer-director removed it due to the balancing issue with Kevin's inclusion.
Upon the success of 2016's Split, fans were eagerly waiting to see how M. Night Shyamalan will bring David Dunn, The Beast, and Mr. Glass into one feature film. Well, the writer-director did his best but things are not looking too good for him as many are calling that Glass may be Shyamalan's weirdest project till this date.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Glass movie holds an approval rating of 36 percent. The website's critical consensus reads, "Glass displays a few glimmers of M. Night Shyamalan at his twisty world-building best, but ultimately disappoints as the conclusion to the writer-director's long-gestating trilogy."
The Hollywood Reporter, on the other hand, has called Glass a "mixed bag," which tries to strands together earlier narratives adding, "Is Glass the least satisfying chapter of an often enjoyable, conceptually intriguing trilogy? Or is it an attempt to launch a broader Shyamalaniverse, in which ordinary men and women throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs will discover their own inspiring abilities?"
Glass movie is made against a budget of $20 million and is distributed by Universal Pictures. Over its first four day opening, the movie is projected to earn roughly $50-75 million.