It's been 19 years since Unbreakable was released and in that time, while many fans have wanted a sequel, it seemed highly unlikely it was ever going to actually happen. However, following the insane success of Split, a movie that was sort of a sequel, we now have Glass a film that will finally complete the story of Elijah and David Dunn. So was it worth the wait?
The early reviews on Glass were far from kind, and there are several on the CinemaBlend team who would throw in with those sentiment's the official review was written by Events Editor Eric Eisenberg, who gave the film 1.5 stars out of five who ultimately found the final product to be, quite simply, boring...
Overall Eric is probably the harshest critic of Glass at CinemaBlend., but he's not the only one. Managing Director Sean O'Connell does have some praise for the way the movie starts, but, in the end, he feels the ending of Glass is so bad that it ultimately, does damage to the entire trilogy.
To the degree that the CinemaBlend team agrees on anything regarding Glass, there does seem to be a general agreement among the team that the film starts strong, but that it simply isn't able to stick the landing. For project manager Cody Beck, this was a real problem because the ending was the part he was looking forward to.
CinemaBlend analyst Braden Roberts echo's Cody's feelings. Ultimately, the climactic finale was anything but...
For marketing Editor Adrienne Jones, that mess of a final act might have been salvageable, if perhaps it hadn't been quite so damn long.
Similarly, for writer Nick Evans, Glass feels like a movie that was made even though there was clearly no real plan for what to do with these characters once they crossed paths.
However, it's not all terribly bad news. There were a handful of people with at least somewhat more positive things to say. CinemaBlend writer Sarah El-Mahmoud says that she found Glass entertaining, not in spite of the ridiculous plot decision or terrible dialogue, but rather because of them.
Sarah points out that fans of the Unbreakable and Split might have an easier time finding something to love about Video Producer Alli Ladd admits to being one of those people, and while she still had issues, she did ultimately enjoy the final product.
It does simply go to show that sometimes perspective really makes the difference. While our official review found Glass to be boring, VP of Product Mack Rawden simply calls the movie a "slow grind," and if you don't mind deliberate storytelling, then there might be something here worth enjoying.
The most positive review likely comes from Movies Editor Corey Chichizola, who, in the end, appreciated what director M. Night Shyamalan was trying to accomplish, and feels that the character's stories ultimately work. However, he admits, each viewer will have to decide if it was all worth it.
There are many opinions here, and while many of them might have keyed in on similar ideas, there is really not that much agreement. There's no real ringing endorsement, but that doesn't mean Glass won't be worth it for many people. It's in theaters now.
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