Glass: A Movie Review

Glass is about three superhumans who are living in a world where it is frowned upon to see yourself as a superior being. After seeing “The Beast” (James McAvoy) and vigilante David Dunn (Bruce Willis) fighting, Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) puts them in a mental institution along with “Mr. Glass” (Samuel L Jackson). In the institution, Dr. Staple attempts to convince them that psychological injuries have caused them to believe that they are superheroes but they are just regular people.

It is safe to say that, as someone who never watched the first two movies, Glass was extremely confusing. Despite my initial state of puzzlement, I was still excited to watch the film because I love Samuel L Jackson and Sarah Paulson. I thoroughly enjoyed how the film was able to tie together three different perspectives and explain how each life affects the other. I also enjoyed seeing how each character contrasted because of their opposing “powers”, but how each of these contrasting powers was still important to the everyday person.

James McAvoy character “The Beast” was my favorite from the movie. The Beast is a man who was abused as a child and developed 23 personalities, one of which is superhuman. The Beast was my favorite character because McAvoy was able to show his range as an actor as he switched to a new personality in a matter of a second. When The Beast had a personality change, everything from his posture to the way he talked changed, and it was done seamlessly.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, this movie gets 5/10 stars, but most of his fans did not like the way the trilogy ended. I, however, did not think it was that bad. If you are a fan of horror and superheroes I definitely recommend this movie.