I was a big fan my M. Night Shyamalan’s previous movies of Unbreakable and Split. So I was looking forward to seeing the final instalment of the trilogy, Glass.
While named Glass, it really was about all three of the gifted individuals (although it is appropriately named). All three are taken into custody and placed in a mental hospital.
They are then interrogated by a doctor, who tries to convince them that they do not actually have powers. Everything about their experiences can be explained by natural causes. Believing themselves to be superheroes/villains is merely a delusion.
She seems to be successful in her attempts, at least for two of them. Mr. Glass, whose power is his intellect, seems to be drugged out of his mind. But there is more to him than meets the eye. He has a plan, for himself and the others.
Only David and Kevin, Glass has not lost his faith in the existence of superbeings. He manipulates circumstances to prove to the others, and to the outside world that they actually exist.
It ends up that there is also more to the doctor than we first thought, as she is part of a secret organization and they have plans for superbeings. By the end, it looks as if she has been victorious.
But Shyamalan, true to form, provides an unexpected twist. Glass had a plan all along, one that his enemies (or the audience) never suspected. I won’t spoil it, in case you haven’t seen the movie.
I enjoyed this movie, partially because of the theme of faith. It is possible to explain away almost everything, but that doesn’t mean that something isn’t true. This aspect of the movie was quite thought provoking.
I heard some bad reviews of Glass but I really enjoyed it. It was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and brought out the best of the three superpowered beings. I tend to like Shyamalan’s movies, and this was one of the better ones.