{4/5} “I urge you to look past capes and monologuing villains.”

Glass, released in 2019

David Dunn now owns a security store that he runs with his son Joseph. He also continues his work as the Overseer, taking down bad guys. He’s on the lookout for someone who kidnapped several girls, and then finds him. It turns out it’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, the man with 24 identities. David and Kevin are captured by police, and taken to a psychiatric hospital where Dr. Ellie Staple tries to convince them they’re not really superhuman.

This is the sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. We didn’t know those two movies were in the same universe until the last few seconds of Split.

The ending (yes, there’s a twist) is terrific.

I like the general shape of the story. There are some good parts, and some muddled parts. This is the Dark Knight Rises of the trilogy — not quite as good as the others but still worth watching. Shyamalan’s original cut was three and a half hours — I would like to see that version. 

It was nice to see Spencer Treat Clark back as Joseph, Charlayne Woodard as Elijah’s mother, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey.

Stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (Unbreakable). The music is by West Dylan Thordson.

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