The folks at Screen Junkies have amassed legions of followers for their snarky yet spot-on assessments of today’s biggest genre offerings in the form of “Honest Trailers”. How many times have moviegoers felt misled by a promo that promises boatloads of excitement for a film that turns out to be extremely lackluster? The irony of “Honest Trailers” is that they arrive too late to give us a truly objective look at the films we spend our hard-earned dollars on.
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Their latest subject (victim?) is an oldie, but a film that’s nonetheless returning to the limelight: Unbreakable! When M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass hit US theaters nationwide next week (January 18th), it will turn 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split into a trilogy of feuding heroes and villains. And while Unbreakable was released during Shyamalan’s heyday, it is (by no means) a perfect movie.
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Take a satirical stroll down Memory Lane with Screen Junkies’ “Honest Trailer” for Unbreakable at the top of the article. Then, check out the synopsis and trailer for Glass below.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.