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“Glass” is a sequel to “Split” and “Unbreakable”

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A year ago, I posted about one of my top film picks of 2017 called SPLIT and that a sequel was in the works. GLASS is a sequel to two films, SPLIT and UNBREAKABLE. In GLASS, Bruce Willis reprises his “Unbreakable” role as an Empath vigilante with unbreakable physical strength, while Samuel Jackson plays a sinister man whose bones are breakable like glass.

The bulk of GLASS is devoted to James McAvoy, from “Split”, who plays a man that was so severely abused as a boy that he split into a couple dozen personalities, one in particular is a dangerous violent killing menace. GLASS rests on actor James McAvoy’s capable shoulders as he brilliantly inhabits someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is something I understand all too well. Never take your eyes off his eyes, because he’s so good that you can see his eyes shifting as he morphs into another self.

Actress Anya Taylor-Joy played one of the captured teen heroines in SPLIT. She shows up in GLASS displaying a kindred sympathy towards her former serial killer abductor that released her when he realized she had been abused as a child too.  GLASS is out now!  Split and Unbreakable are available on DVD or Streaming.
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“Split” and “Mother!” – Two of my favorite films this past year. James McAvoy, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Two of my favorite films this year were, “Split” and “Mother!” I’ve always been drawn to darker material that the general public has a harder time digesting. You could never accuse me of following the herd. That would require submitting to a victimized position, which isn’t alluring to me. What these two films have in common is they don’t withhold. They’re both dark, radical, psychological, complicated, deep and intense in its ambiance and messages. All of which are the skin I’m most comfortable in.

Split” does a terrific job at focusing on someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder. It takes that to the extreme and ultimately the supernatural answering the question to, “What if?” James McAvoy, who should be nominated, brilliantly plays 9 of the 23 split personalities his character Kevin has due to massive child abuse that caused his main identity to splinter and dissociate. One of his identities that has taken over Kevin is Dennis. Dennis kidnaps three teenage girls from a party with the intention that they will be served as sacred food to one of Kevin’s more monstrous identities yet to emerge.

Anya Taylor-Joy plays Carrey, the outcast teen who had been invited to the teen party out of pity. She’s the heroine that befriends some of the identities that assumes Kevin’s body with the hopes of being let go, while the other superficial two teens cower weakly in the corner of the cellar dungeon their captive holds them in.

In a heart pounding chase scene, the monstrous identity in Kevin corners Carrey intending to sacrifice her. He notices the cut marks all over her body realizing that she is like him and was subjected to heinous child abuse herself, which we see through flashbacks. Seeing that she is not like the others, he releases her from his prison seeing her as authentic and pure. Both James and Anya just wrapped filming an exciting sequel to this called, “Glass”, which will also stars Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson.

Mother!’ was one of the most claustrophobic films this year causing enormous backlash and praise dividing film goers from those who loved it and those that hated it. “Mother!” is an allegory intended to reveal the violent destruction that is humanity and what humankind has and is perpetually doing to its home planet.

Javier Bardem symbollically plays, “God”, Jennifer Lawrence is “Mother Earth”, and Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer are “Adam and Eve”. This angry, chaotic, dark film is an assault to all the senses that it requires more than one viewing.

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