1/18/2019 – It’s Box Office Friday with Tony Toscano and this weekend there’s a lot of anticipation for the movie “Glass” now out in theaters.
“Glass” is a unique undertaking by suspense director M. Night Shyamalan, who takes two of his films and creates a sequel to them by combining the characters into one movie.
The concept is a great idea, but the actual execution was unsteady, mostly because of a confusing script and lackluster ending.
Despite those drawbacks, “Glass” offers up some wonderful performances.
First, James McAvoy deserves solid recognition for his amazing performance as a man with several distinct personalities, which McAvoy glides in and out of as easily as walking through an open door.
Samuel L. Jackson offers up a menacing, yet subtle on-screen presence accented by an evil detachment to everyone around him. His performance is exactly what is meant by “less is more.”
Finally, even Bruce Willis has found his character’s core and presents us with a reluctant ‘everyman’ on the edge of self-discovery.
“Glass” is a flawed film, but a watchable flawed film.
It gets a C and is rated PG-13.