Glass went out and dominated the weekend box office. People flocked to see David Dunn (Bruce Willis) fight The Beast (John McAvoy), which was orchestrated by Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). M. Night Shyamalan brought his greatest creations together for one epic, I mean lacklustre, finale.
I say lacklustre because this movie is not as spectacular as people think or say. There’s a lot of questions about the ending and where does the story go from there, but let’s be honest, who cares. There has never been a Shyamalan movie that made sense or was worth scholarly research to figure where his crazy ideas come from. Unbreakable was a gem over a decade ago, but Split was just flat out terrible. Quite honestly, I didn’t need this movie and you probably didn’t either. Then to leave everything on a “cliffhanger” I think was the dumbest part of it all.
These three “superheroes” are all locked away in a nut house where Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) examines them and tries to break them. Then they break out and want to show the world that superhumans exist. Well, this isn’t the X-Men and Elijah isn’t Professor Charles Xavier. This was really a silly story. I would have preferred this movie have some crazy twist ending like all his other movies. You can’t throw in a “secret” organization to get me to say “ooo” and “ah” when the shoe finally drops because it was not shocking or surprising at all. The narrative fits the situation and brought closure to a story I thought was already closed, but in the Shyamalan universe, who knows what is real and what isn’t.
I went into this film for one reason, to watch all these brilliant actors bring these characters to life. I didn’t expect some mind-blowing story because the build-up of the showdown is what really lured people in. The rest of the story was just fluff to pad run time. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but you may be disappointed in the “shocking” turn of events that left me with a meh kind of felling. 3/10