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Glass

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Glass had an interesting concept with a fairly intelligent idea, and theoretically would have made a fascinating conclusion to this unexpected trilogy, except that M. Night Shayamalan is not really a good writer or a director. He has ideas - that is undisputed - but he is just unable to effectively direct and write a psychological thriller that relied heavily on four people talking in rooms.

And, mind you, this film was most closely related to a psychological thriller, and not a superhero, action flick - so do not expect to see any Michael Bay-esque or CGI-heavy sequences - which was both a bane and a boon to the film. It allowed Shayamalan to focus on story-telling but just not as effectively as it could have been.

James McAvoy remained the main draw for this franchise, reprising his magnetic turn from Split. Bruce Willis, on the other hand, did not appear to be as invested in his character any more, and simply walked through the film in a fixed, stoic glance. Then we had Samuel L. J…