"Glass" Is a film about a young man, Atlas, and his continuous struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's. Seen through his eyes, his life is a puzzle he desperately tries to piece together. His... See full summary »
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A troubling actress:--The talented young actress Anya Taylor-Joy, only 22 years old, held the top bill in Split before returning to her role as Casey in Glass. The actress was revealed in the horror film The Witch, very noticed when it was released in June 2016.
Dr. Ellie Staple:
It's amazing to meet you. It is simply extraordinary. Maybe this will all make sense if I explain who I am. My name is Dr. Ellie Staple, and I'm a psychiatrist. My work concerns a particular type of delusion of grandeur. It's a growing field. I specialize in those individuals who believe they are superheroes.
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In the closing credits, James McAvoy is credited for playing ALL of his aliases/personalities, rather than just one name. See more »
This is a thinking person's movie. It's largely dialogue heavy and not afraid to take its time. It's a movie that takes itself seriously. It's the kind of smart movie that confuses critics who prefer light easy-to-digest popcorn entertainment. When it shifts into full thriller or action mode, brace yourself, because it gets totally intense.
Director Shyamalan doesn't get much respect from the critics, but screw the critics, he did brilliantly here from writing to directing.
And James McAvoy deserves every acting award for 2019. Might as well just give him all of them now, best actor, best actress, best child actor, etc., all of them, because no one's topping this performance.
And about the action, I saw director Shyamalan talking in an interview about how he's mainly interested in drama and that action is not his strong point, but he was really downplaying his handling of the action, because the fight scenes here are legitimately awesome. Glass thankfully features none of the shaky rapid-editing style that plagues so many other action movies. It is all well shot, so you'll have no trouble following the action. We even see lots of unusually artistic camera shots during the action, such as showing long close up shots of people's faces while they're in the middle of fighting. My favorite was a long held shot from the point of view of being inside a van while we're seeing a fight happening outside, as the combatants are circling around and slamming into the van. That was just plain cool, the kind of shot that's just mind-boggling to think about how they managed to pull it off.
And don't trust the rotten critics. Just don't. They're so worthless, those critics. They're wrong about almost every movie these days. Glass just continues the critics' rotten streak of being totally out of touch with what's really good or bad.
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