REVIEW: Unbreakable Trilogy Comes to A Close

David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities against Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man who has 24 personalities.

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REVIEW: Unbreakable Trilogy Comes to A Close

The movie “Glass,” directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was released on January 18, 2019. Shyamalan brings together two of his original movies: 2000’s “Unbreakable” from Touchstone and 2016’s “Split” from Universal, in order to create a new shared storyline.

Glass is about people who filter their traumatic pasts into becoming superhero-esque characters who somehow exist in the real world. Bruce Willis plays David Dunn, a man who realizes he’s invincible after surviving a horrifying train crash. Samuel L. Jackson plays Elijah Price, the antagonist of the movie. Price is a brittle-boned evil genius with the pseudonym “Mister Glass,” who caused Dunn’s train crash.

The movie also includes the character Kevin, played by James McAvoy. Kevin is a man with multiple personalities who likes to kidnap and cannibalize cheerleaders. “Glass” brings David, Elijah and Kevin together, leading to a face off that is unpredictable.

All three characters are “broken” in one way or another, looking for some kind of purpose through the lenses of their alter egos. David focuses on saving the community, Elijah on mass murder and Kevin on kidnapping people to satisfy “the beast,” the strongest of his many personalities. Sarah Paulson, who takes on the role of Dr. Ellie Staple, has all three men admitted to a mental institution where she can study them and try to get to the bottom of why these comic-like characters exist in our real world.

“My favorite part of the movie was when the beast came out,” junior Helena Forgie said. “It’s cool to see that personality come alive.”

Overall, the movie is packed with suspense and memorable moments. It has an original concept that has never really been done before. However before deciding to go see “Glass,” it’s recommended to watch “Split” and “Unbreakable” in order to get the full experience of the movie.

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