The Horde has resumed the kidnap and murder of young girls while the unbreakable David Dunn hunts down the killer. A chance meeting results in the rescue of four victims and the capture of Kevin Crumb, AKA The Beast, and Dunn. They are taken to a facility where Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass is also being held. There, Dr. Ellie Staple attempts to treat them for the delusion that they are comic-book superheroes. Mr. Glass is having none of this as he hatches a plan to expose The Beast, and Dunn, AKA The Overseer, to the world. Things get out of hand as the plan unfolds and events come to a head when The Beast’s former victim, Casey Cooke reappears to try and diffuse the violence.
2019, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hrs 9 mins
Dolby Atmos, TrueHD 7.1 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio
Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
This film will be a bit difficult to understand if you haven’t already seen Unbreakable and Split. I had seen the former many years ago but had never seen the latter. And I had to refresh my memory of their plotlines, so Glass would make sense. Once you know what’s going on, it’s a very entertaining film. It’s a classic Shyamalan movie with a good deal of twists and turns framed in what is essentially, a psychological thriller. I won’t give away any more, but the ending is not what you’d expect. And you’ll definitely want to see it through. It is paced well with just the right balance of mayhem and carefully crafted dialog. I’ll be adding it to my library to watch again after I see Unbreakable and Split.
The image is somewhat drab and murky with little emphasis placed on sharp detail. This is appropriate to the material but a bit more pop and saturation would have been welcome. Shadow detail is excellent with deep blacks and solid contrast.
Audio is rich and dynamic thanks to a Dolby Atmos encode. When watching it in TrueHD 7.1 as I did, effects pan around the room and sometimes seem to come from overhead. Bass has great slam and detail and dialog is crisp and focused.
Bonus features include a large selection of deleted scenes and several making-of featurettes of less than three minutes each. You also get an alternate opening sequence. My package included a DVD and a digital download code in addition to the Blu-ray.