By: Dylan Frazier
In the final installment of The Eastrail 177 Trilogy, Glass, M. Night Shyamalan wraps up in the only way that he can, by writing thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat. While Glass has its flaws, it still hits the mark for a majority of the movie and it was a great movie to end the story.
The story begins when David Dunn (Bruce Willis) looking for Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) after the actions that took place in Split. Eventually, they meet each other, and a fight breaks out. That fight leads to their capturing and they get sent to a psychiatric center. Then we finally get to meet Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) who has been waiting after all these years. This seems to only be the beginning of Mr. Glass’s plan.
I really loved McAvoy in this movie, his acting was outstanding. His performance was easily the best part of the movi, although I liked him in Split more. Just watching him go in and out of his different personalities is quite the sight to see. I wish we were getting more movies about him because his character really is great on screen.
The movie does have its issues though. My first issue was with Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). I just feel like her character should have been fleshed out more than just one movie. It isn’t a complaint against Paulson because I thought she did a good job with her role, I just wish we would have known who she was in the previous movies.
I think my biggest complaint was the second act. Don’t get me wrong, the build-up to third act was great and it played out amazingly but getting there took too long for me. I thought it was really slow at times in the second act and I feel like they could have cut out 10 minutes of the movie and made it much better.
But all of my complaints about the second act don’t even matter once the third act starts. There were so many twists and turns that I had trouble keeping up. One reveal completely blindsided me and I could not believe that they finally tied it up in the way they did.
So even though some stuff didn’t work, the movie is still great and worth your time. If you have seen Split or Unbreakable, you definitely want to see this movie. But even if you haven’t seen the movies you can see this movie and enjoy it.