Watching the movie is exactly like the glass. Fragile until it breaks. Then it is sharp. A group of really powerful actors that begin with a slow and unstable rhythm but give birth to a unique and solid film.
Being honest something felt off during most of the duration. However on the last 5 minutes everything made sense and I had to suddenly but pleasantly appreciate the movie much more than I already did.
The Glass is long. And it feels long. This long duration was created for a reason. Call it either suspense or unnecessary time elongation, but it fits the movie
As I said, there is undoubtedly a team of great actors. However, McAvoy provides us a memorable performance. Exceeding, as an actor, both his physical and mental barriers for the film, he gives a whole new dimension to the Glass. In fact he gives more than one. The character is unpredictable, funny, wise, brutal, emotional, damaged, decisive and yet Mr. McAvoy nailed every part of it.
Here we have a great movie not for everyone. Some might find it boring, others edgy. Both opinions are true in some way. Nobody can deny the quality of the movie as a plot, execution from actors and idea.
- "Elijah: I believe that if everyone sees what just a few people become when they wholly embrace their gifts, others will awaken. Belief in oneself is contagious."
- "Elijah: This is not a cartoon. This is the real world. And yet some of us still don't die with bullets. Some of us can still bend steel. I've been waiting for the world to see that we exist."
- "Elijah: First name Mister. Last Name Glass"