Glass (2019 film)
Glass is a 2019 American superhero thriller film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, a sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), completing the Unbreakable trilogy. In the film, David Dunn gets locked in a mental hospital alongside Mr. Glass, and the multi-personality "Horde," in the custody of a psychiatrist who is determined to convince them they do not actually possess super-human abilities.
- This was not a "Limited Edition" — this was an origin story, the whole time.
- [Last words] I wasn’t a mistake, Momma.
Dr. Ellie Staple
- They sent me here for you three. Tell me the truth. Did I almost convince you you were an ordinary man? I would have left you alone, but when the Horde showed up here, then I just had to come.
- To David Dunn
- I don't think we are particularly evil, and we don’t choose sides. We try to stop both of you. If there is one of you, the opposite of you appears, it escalates, we step in. There just can't be gods amongst us. It's not fair — things were just fine for 10,000 years, our way.
- To Mr. Glass
- These patients were very disturbed. Let me just simply state that everything which occurred was related to drugs in their systems, or their heightened state of mania.
- To hospital staff
- What have you done, Elijah?
- To herself
- It's not so bad being in the light.
- The Beast: [to Casey, gripping him] Release me.
- Casey Cooke: Let me talk to Kevin Wendell Crumb.
- The Beast: Release me!
- Casey: I need to talk to Kevin Wendell Crumb.
- The Beast: He needs me!
- Casey: Kevin Wendell Crumb! … Kevin Wendell Crumb! … Kevin Wendell Crumb!
- Kevin: Hey.
- Casey: The Beast listened to me. He didn’t do what he wanted. You can tell him what to do.
- Kevin: I'm not in charge of the light.
- Casey: Yes — yes, you are. … It feels good doesn’t it? … Will you stay in the light with me — for a little while?
Quotes about Glass
- Split was a surprise hit for director M. Night Shyamalan, but its most satisfying gambit came in unexpectedly setting up a sequel to his 2000 thriller Unbreakable. The result, Glass, isn't a breakthrough, but proves just clever enough to come out on the right side of a split decision. … After a promising start, the writer-director labors toward the end in conjuring his trademark twists, before offering what feels like a reasonable resolution to this whole experiment.
Ultimately, Glass maintains a solid sense of tension, while like Unbreakable wrestling with the mythology that surrounds comic books and superheroes — a theme that seems more timely now, with such fare dominating the box office, then it did when the century began.