In cinemas: Glass
In 2000, we were given Unbreakable where Bruce Willis (Die Hard With a Vengeance) and Samuel L. Jackson (also Die Hard With a Vengeance)star as David Dunn and Elijah Price; a prison guard with special powers and a shop owner-turned-supervillain respectively. Next, Split arrived in 2016 with James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a sufferer of a severe form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, causing him to have 24 personalities – one of which is a cannibalistic serial killer titled The Beast. But for 2019’s edition of M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy comes Glass, which unites all three intriguing characters.
When Dunn tries to seek out Crumb, he finds himself arrested and, before he knows it, locked up in a psychiatric institution alongside the other two. There, Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story) is studying those who believe they have superpowers, what she calls the ‘delusion of grandeur’. But the trio are inevitably going to prove themselves right, and her very wrong.
With Unbreakable sitting at 69 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and its 16-years-later follow up at 76 percent, there are high hopes for the first big film of 2019.
But with this trio of world-class actors taking on Shyamalan’s direction, we’re feeling pretty confident that it’s worth a cinema trip.
In cinemas January 17.
Shyamalan between the trilogy
Two years after Unbreakable, the director followed up with this Mel Gibson-led extraterrestrial movie. While it had lots of hype, it received lukewarm reviews.
In 2004 came the thriller starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix and Adrien Brody about a (you guessed it) village living in fear of creatures in the woods.
Lady In the Water
Another two years on, another hyped-up thriller from the director starring Howard once again. Despite the anticipation, it sits at 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Carrying on down that slippery slope, this 2008 number was dashed by critics as he tried his hand at an apocalyptic tale. The natural disaster film was just that.
Things soon turned around for Shyamalan fin 2014 with this hit. A trip to grandma’s house goes wrong when two teenagers discover her disturbing secrets.
What else is in the cinemas over the next week
Things get very creepy when a new superintendent starts at a NYC apartment block, and suddenly children begin to mysteriously go missing.
Holmes and Watson
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly perform a comic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales of investigator Sherlock and his trusty sidekick.
Cash-strapped and lonely, 90 year old Earl decides to conduct an underhand job for a Mexican cartel, but his past mistakes soon catch up with him.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The third in the franchise sees Hiccup (a teenage Viking) and Toothless (a Night Fury dragon) discover their true callings.