Not everyone is an M. Night Shyamalan fan and, from what I can tell, they are not going to become one after seeing Glass. The movie was meant to be the comeback everyone was waiting for—but it seems to have failed to reach its audience. With 24 reviews counted, the movie currently has a 42% rating on RottenTomatoes so … not great!
One thing is definitely certain: this film appears to be bonkers.
“the collection of main characters!” Mr. Glass says when all the main characters are in the same scene
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 9, 2019
Even those who found something to like in the movie still don’t like it.
Glass is a disappointment, which pains me to say because no one was more excited for it than I was. Despite a few good things though, the more I think about it it’s thematically muddled, tonally cold, and lacking the heart or excitement of its predecessors. pic.twitter.com/Y19bGj92jT
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 9, 2019
And some, who dub themselves “M. Night defenders,” still can’t recommend the movie to others.
#Glass fluctuates between fun twists, interesting ideas, & slick cinematography, to a horribly dull low budget hospital drama, and an ending that is a complete mess. I loved Unbreakable, I’m a M Night defender, but I’m not sure the few great moments are enough to recommend.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 9, 2019
Those of us who haven’t seen the movie yet are left on the sidelines, extremely confused by what is going on.
when the GLASS embargo lifts pic.twitter.com/3mdCUKUxGY
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 9, 2019
Maybe, just maybe, Glass would have had a better chance if they took this title advice?
Why name the sequel GLASS when UNBREAKABLE: HE’S ALIVE, DAMMIT was just sitting there
— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) January 9, 2019
But then again, maybe not.
#Glass was the worst film I’ve seen in a long time. I haven’t left a theater this upset since Suicide Squad. I went into the theater expecting to love it, but I just couldn’t. Here’s my full review: https://t.co/QamvmpG5FF
— Nathaniel Brail (@NateBrail) January 9, 2019
One of the biggest complaints many have against the movie is that it doesn’t understand the world it put itself in.
I wanted to love #Glass so much. My expectations were high based on Unbreakable and Split. Unfortunately, it’s a mess of a movie that doesn’t seem to understand itself of the world of comic books it wants so desperately to be part of. #GlassMovie pic.twitter.com/w4oBbPKtqI
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) January 9, 2019
And then there’s this guy.
I read GLASS as a call to action. It’s about standing up to The Powers That Be, i.e. the government, & exposing the truth at all costs, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us. It’s a bit clumsy at times, as Night can’t seem to help himself, but I CRIED & thought it was BEAUTIFUL
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 9, 2019
So maybe don’t go see it? Or maybe go if you want to cry?
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