M. Night Shyamalan delivered a trifecta of great and suspenseful supernatural films in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs were well-received by critics and audiences alike. And then Shyamalan made The Village. European critics called it Shyamalan’s masterpiece and American critics, particularly the late Roger Ebert, destroyed it. After that, Shyamalan directed a handful of forgettable, painfully terrible films.
Over the past couple of years, Shyamalan has been attempting a return to form. 2015’s The Visit was his take on comedic horror, and Split, starring James McAvoy, felt like the early days of Shyamalan’s movie making. Both received decent love from critics and audiences.
Not only that, but Split found its way into the world of Shyamalan’s superhero film Unbreakable. Fans of Unbreakable and Shyamalan’s early work felt like he was sending them a message. What could this mean?
Glass will be released in January of 2019 by Universal. If you haven’t seen Unbreakable, bare in mind that Quentin Tarantino named it as one of his Top 20 films from the 2000’s and once said it was a “brilliant retelling of the Superman mythology.
Joey Armstrong is a hospital chaplain from Western New York. He is also a playwright and amateur cartoonist. Follow him on Twitter @chaplainmystic and Medium, where he writes more reviews for film and television.