brian-mcgee - January 9, 2019
Can I just say, up front, that M. Night Shyamalan dropped the ball when he failed to call this third film in his superhero trilogy The Return of Bruno. I mean, it is, after all, the return of Bruce Willy to the franchise, so why not have a little fun with it?
Before we get the trilogy closer Glass next weekend, you can get primed with this Honest Trailer for Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable, the one that started it all. There's lots of fun stuff in here, like them ragging on all of the intense staring that happens in this film.
I rewatched Unbreakable not too long ago and it holds up. In fact, it's probably a better movie than it was 19 years ago. Split was decent, though it suffered from Shyamalan's signature "too muchness" wherein he overwrites dialogue and overshoots his close-ups. He needs to make a movie he didn't write sometime, I think he'd be better off.
As much as I want to be excited for Glass, there's nothing funnier to me than that scene in the trailer where James McAvoy runs at Bruce Willis on all fours like an animal. I don't care how serious you want your movie to be, the minute you start aping Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog, it all goes out the window...
Glass, aka The Return of Bruno, opens one week from tomorrow night.