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‘Glass’: 5 Things That Left Us Scratching Our Heads

‘Glass’: 5 Things That Left Us Scratching Our Heads

This article contains extensive spoilers for the film “Glass.”

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” was, as expected, a box office smash over the weekend, taking in more than $46 million domestically over a four day period. Shyamalan has sent mixed messages over whether this story — thus far an original superhero trilogy that also includes “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2017) — might continue beyond “Glass,” and with that film already profitable, he may feel pressure to do so. (Shyamalan self-financed “Glass” for a modest $20 million.)

But based on where “Glass” left us, the “Unbreakable” trilogy would be a tricky tale to continue, and not only because of the fates of its main characters. It also left a lot of unanswered questions, not least of which was: Why did it feel so anticlimactic?

Any lingering questions of your own? Still waiting for that plot-saving twist? Let us know in the comments.

For the bulk of the picture, our three key characters — the superhero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and the super villains Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) — are held at a psychiatric research hospital for observation and testing by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). She tries to convince them that they’re merely mentally ill, but even so, they’re all dangerous men responsible for assaults and deaths … so why, as far as we can tell, are all three left in the care of a single orderly for hours at a time? Has the hospital been abandoned? (Staple keeps saying she has only “a few days,” though she never indicates why.) If it has, why, suddenly, are other patients and employees there to herd around during the film’s climax?

Although our three marquee stars are wiped out by the end of “Glass,” its concluding scene assures us that their legacy will live on thanks to Mr. Glass, who ingeniously preserved the security camera feed of the events at Raven Hill. And thus, the world will see Kevin (as the Beast) galloping and transforming; they’ll see David bending steel; and they’ll see those evil agents drowning him to death. And those images will change the world!

But would they? The videos look like the kinds of manipulated content that pops up on Facebook feeds every day. And videos capturing police abuse, sad to say, rarely create lasting change.

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