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Old 01-20-2019, 02:57 AM
 
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I saw this tonight and loved it. I think Jim McAvoy deserves an Oscar nomination. It was a clever script.

I have a feeling that the critics are not going to like any M. Night Shyamalan movie, no matter what. He's one of my favorites.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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I saw this tonight and loved it. I think Jim McAvoy deserves an Oscar nomination. It was a clever script.

I have a feeling that the critics are not going to like any M. Night Shyamalan movie, no matter what. He's one of my favorites.
I saw it and I enjoyed it. I think people didn't get M. Knight's vision and assumed it would be like other "superhero" movies. I love that it affirmed Glass' life and beliefs.

This movie is for "thinkers" vs those looking for action packed CGI action.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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i didn't like glass at all. knowing what i know i would have skipped the library dvd also. and i loved unbreakable and split was good - as stand-alone films.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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Didn't care for Unbreakable, liked Split, and found Glass disappointing overall.

Multiple parts of the movie dragged and the dialogue and script could have used some tightening. And while I get it that M. Night did the best he could with the material and trying to tie it all together, just didn't work for me.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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i didn't like glass at all. knowing what i know i would have skipped the library dvd also. and i loved unbreakable and split was good - as stand-alone films.
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Didn't care for Unbreakable, liked Split, and found Glass disappointing overall.

Multiple parts of the movie dragged and the dialogue and script could have used some tightening. And while I get it that M. Night did the best he could with the material and trying to tie it all together, just didn't work for me.
Were you expecting the showdown?

The overall message was clear and was made public in the movie. That's a victory.
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Were you expecting the showdown?

The overall message was clear and was made public in the movie. That's a victory.
Yes I was expecting the showdown.

I'm a simple guy. I go by how a movie makes me feel overall. Either a movie involves me and holds my interest, or it doesn't. Then I can go and analyze why I liked or disliked a certain movie in depth.

I just thought parts of the plot dragged on and seemed pointless. The whole movie just didn't mesh well with me despite certain nice scenes.

But that's the beauty of life, everyone has differing opinions. Not everyone is going to like or dislike the same things, and there is no right or wrong opinion and no need to judge others on theirs. What a boring world we would live in if everyone agreed on everything.

These two links describe in great detail some of the issues I had with this movie.

The 11 Biggest Things Wrong With Glass

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M. Night Shyamalan is certainly capable of both writing and directing a good film, and has proven it a few times during his career. Glass, however, is not a positive example of what he can do behind the camera. Instead, his follow-up to Unbreakable and Split is actually a total mess -- and while there are some redeeming qualities (primarily James McAvoy's performance), the reality is that the movie culminates as little more than an assortment of stupid problems and plot holes that make up a pointless and bad story.
‘Glass’ is an Adequate ‘Split’ Sequel and a Terrible ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel

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Glass is a rare and strange beast, a combo-sequel that continues both the stories of Unbreakable and Split, and does so rather uneasily. It’s much more a new Split movie than a new Unbreakable movie (a point underscored by James McAvoy’s top billing, though second-credited Willis’s recent filmography probably didn’t help), presumably due to its closer proximity to Split, and that film’s greater profitability. In other words, to finally make his Unbreakable sequel, Shyamalan probably had to also make it a Split sequel. And that’s too bad, because not only are the Unbreakable scenes the best in Glass; they’re also largely at odds with the rest of the picture.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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having to click on a link, load some webpage, read some critic's review you linked to is not simple.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:24 AM
 
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I think this covers it. WARNING:THERE ARE SPOILERS

https://youtu.be/5EseFV3MsZk
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Old Today, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Saw it and thought it was excellent! A very cerebral film, and all the more interesting (and thought-provoking) given the comic book/superhero craze. There were a couple of slow parts and semi- plot holes/confusing bits, but overall I loved it. James McAvoy and Samuel L were great on screen together. Casual fans who expected a formulaic action/superhero movie will probably not like it, but if you like thought-provoking films that go against the grain, you will probably enjoy it.
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