It’s been a long time since folk have associated M. Night Shyamalan with a good movie. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs were a triple threat of smart storytelling mixed with pretty suspenseful plot twists. The movies that came after were definitely a mixed bag to say the least. Lady In The Water and The Village were good but not great, The Happening was laughed at and The Last Airbender was in a league of its own and is commonly referred to as one of the worst movies ever made. The Visit had the right idea but came and went without any real fanfare. Split, however, has been a huge hit and is being referred to as Shyamalan’s welcome return to form. McAvoy was terrifying as Kevin Wedell Crumb, a man with no less than 24 personalities and a dangerously sinister 25th threatening to emerge.
SPOILERS regarding Split’s twist ending will be discussed in the rest of this article so if you’re yet to see it, head over to Amazon to rent/buy yourself a copy!
Ok, let’s refresh our memory of Split’s plot twist.
James McAvoy‘s now ‘super human’ split personalities are being collectively called ‘The Hoard’ by TV news stations. As the camera slowly makes its way through a busy diner we meet a reporter who’s watching a report on this gentleman with ‘special abilities’, and trying to recall the name of a man who caused a huge train crash many years earlier killing all but one passenger. As she struggles to remember, a familiar voice answers, “Mr. Glass”. She turns and reveals it’s none other than Unbreakable’s David Dunn played again by Bruce Willis. Boom. All of a sudden we realise we’ve just watched a sorta-sequel to a film that’s 17 years old. Pretty neat stuff.
Shyamalan recently took to Twitter to let us know that he’s getting the band back together for Glass.
Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
He also went on to say that James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson will all be returning for what will be the third film of this ‘Glass’ trilogy. Split’s Anya Taylor Joy will also reprise her role as Casey.
This has the potential to be one super standoff!
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