Thursday 27 June 2019

Glass review: 'Hard to know how to describe it, but the phrase grandiose nonsense springs to mind'

2 stars

James McAvoy in Glass
James McAvoy in Glass
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

Another trip inside the strange mind of M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is a sequel to his 2016 film Split, and his 2000 film Unbreakable.

In the latter movie, Bruce Willis played a man who discovers superhuman strength after surviving a train crash.

In Split, we met Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a maniac with multiple personalities who can walk on ceilings. In Glass, their stories merge when they're taken to a sinister asylum.

Samuel L Jackson co-stars in a film that might be exploring the effect of comic books on human philosophy. Hard to know how to describe it, but the phrase grandiose nonsense springs to mind.

(15A 129mins)

Also out this week: Beautiful Boy review: 'A moving film, bolstered by two fine performances'

 

Paul Whitington: Mary Queen of Scots review - 'It might not be an entirely accurate history lesson, but it’s certainly an entertaining one'

 

Monsters and Men review: 'All the characters feel like adjuncts of an argument rather than actual people'

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