‘Glass’ Fails to Live up to the Hype

Paul Hair

Via Christian Toto at Hollywood in Toto:

M. Night Shyamalan hit a pop culture nerve with [“Unbreakable.”](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbreakable_(film%29)

Few filmmakers took comic book movies seriously back in 2000. An even smaller group dropped these figures into the real world.

No spandex costumes, thank you.

That means the gimmick behind “Glass,” which connects both “Unbreakable” and the director’s surprise 2017 hit “Split,” is already yesterday’s news. We’ve seen plenty of films and TV shows pretending superheroes walk amongst us.

Look no further than Netflix’s “The Punisher,” which rarely dresses star Jon Bernthal in his signature skull shirt.

That’s hardly “Glass’s” only miscue. Shyamalan can’t deliver on “Split’s” spectacular potential nor the nostalgia circuits firing at the sight of Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price. . . .

Read the entire review at Hollywood in Toto.