The Unbreakable Series Shatters in Glass


If you were a fan of the film Unbreakable, it was only the starting point in a series that would spur on other supernatural characters from this world. Glass, the final movie in this series, revisits the events from Unbreakable and Split, the sister movie about a man with superhuman personas and diagnosed with multiple personality disorder.

Glass brings things to ahead, where the authorities no longer stand idle in the wings waiting for things to settle on their own.

Bruce Willis as David Dunn/The Overseer in “Glass,” written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

The movie brings back familiar characters: Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard from “Unbreakable” and James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from “Split”.

The story starts as David and his son Joseph are taking down criminals who have avoided capture.

Dubbed “The Overseer”, David uses his supernatural powers of perception to discover the whereabouts of four kidnapped cheerleaders who have been taken by “The Horde”, a criminal with dissociative multi-personality disorder. Trying to prevent a catastrophe, David encounters “Hedwig” one of “The Horde’s” in-control alternate personals and gathers the information he needs to set the girls free.

They end up being captured by the authorities and a psychiatrist who is determined to prove that super humans do not exist. Both David and Kevin are taken into custody in a mental institution where Mr. Glass is being held.

Through this part of the movie it is a constant plan to break out of the facility. The doctor uses water to keep David at bay and flashing lights to keep “The Horde” in his docile persona. All the while Mr. Glass reveals his plan to Kevin and enlists his help to break free. He sets up a trap that forces David to comply with Glass’s plans.

The movie for the most part has some good action to keep those who were vested in the Unbreakable trilogy vested. It’s definitely not a one-off movie and to get a good sense of what is happening you must see the other two; “Unbreakable” and “Split”.

Although Shyamalan is known for his twist endings, “Glass” was pretty predictable and the world building in this particular movie wasn’t similar to the first two. There were many questions to be had as to convincingly brainwash all the personalities of a multi-personality diagnosed human that none of them were superhuman.

It is a rental and a necessity if you want to complete the story but offers little in the way of closure.

(from left) Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde in “Glass,” written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.