Tag: m. night shyamalan

Day 21 – Glass (2019)

I’ve always said that Shyamalan biggest problem was that he tends to overwrite things and always needs a twist ending even if it’s not really needed to make the film. And that is the biggest problem with Glass, the ending just feels like Shyamalan thought to himself that he needed a twist, opened a comic book and just pulled the first thing he saw. It doesn’t work because before that moment nothing about that twist had been hinted at.

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Day 20 – Split (2016)

I feel like Split works better outside the idea of this trilogy that is Unbreakable, Split and Glass then it does in this trilogy. Yes, McAvoy is great in Glass (I will talk about him in the next review) but I think that the idea of Shyamalan always needing a twist ending is something that is not always needed. While I am sure it worked really well in theatres, I just feel like while it’s cool and all, it’s not necessary.

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Day 19 – Unbreakable (2000)

Unbreakable might just be one of the best superhero movies out there and a great deconstruction of the superhero genre. It’s this kind of movie that looking at it from the surface is a Superman origin story. The indestructible man with a weakness who faces an archenemies who orchestrate everything from behind the scene. It’s a fascinating movie that creates amazing performances from both Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

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