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First Name Mister, Last Name Glass...
January 18, 2019
So I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m not sure why critics are just kinda sidelining this movie as a failure. Sometimes I think critics are out to destroy careers and the sheeple are just willing to jump on the bandwagon. Let me start by saying I have seen Unbreakable and haven’t seen Split but I did get the jist of Split from the previews. I plan to go back and watch it soon. Now I will say that I thought it was pretty cool and the ending opens up this trilogy into more potential stories and chapters.
It feels almost like an X-Men movie in some ways and introduces the main characters to a threat outside of themselves. You may almost be fooled by these new game players and will appreciate how they sneak in to subdue to only to be done in by Glass after they claim victory. It’s a shame we don’t get a chance to see more of them but maybe in a future installment.
Shyamalan could be a Nolan & Snyder camp category of super hero movie maker. That means you’ll enjoy the seriousness of the movie. It is refreshing because this isn’t about flashy costumes and jokes every 5 minutes. There are fight scenes when it makes sense for the story and the effects come across as subtle and grounded as close to our reality as possible. I wonder if his movie is being unfairly evaluated because it doesn’t follow the action comedy format in some of the MCU movies.
One thing I would have changed is maybe a bigger ending. The way it ends is classy and tidy and clearly lets the viewer imagine what happens next. However it wouldn’t have hurt to have an explosive ending along with it to add even more tension. If it were up to me Glass would have executed both final plans with one being huge bang or boom. This would probably force 1 or two more additional films and force the new threat to reveal themselves even more. Perhaps Netflix would be a good way to expand what happens after Glass's final plan is executed. A Netflix series could also explore the outside threat and how they came to be and what they did in the past.
So if you’re into the action comedy thing you won’t dig this. If you like the feel of Batman Begins, X-Men, X2, Looper, Daredevil (Netflix), Jessica Jones (Netflix) you’ll dig this. If you easily float between serious and not so serious styles of super hero movies you’ll have no problem.