TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 15, 2018
The big thing that Unbreakable denied us 18 years ago was the thrill of seeing Bruce Willy's character open a can of whoopass on some bad guys. The guy is, after all, unbreakable. Then early last year, M. Night Shyamalan shocked us all when he turned Split into a sequel to his 2000 comic book origin film, setting up an epic showdown in the upcoming film Glass.
The film itself appears to be taking a meta-approach to superhero films by having Bruce Willy's David Dunn, James McAvoy's The Beast, and Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass all under the psychiatric care of a doctor (Sarah Paulson) who thinks all three men are delusional. In a world where there are a half dozen superhero movies every calendar year, it's nice to see at least one of them set in the confines of a somewhat "real world."
My only reservation in all of this is that Bruce Willy hasn't given a shit in a long time. Every movie he's been in for the last decade and a half, he's been on autopilot. And sometimes he can't even be bothered to flick on that switch. Fingers crossed he was persuaded to give a damn again.
Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019.