The following contains spoilers for Unbreakable and Split.
If you were to tell me two years ago that a film by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most anticipated releases of 2019, I would openly laugh in your face. However, Shyamalan surprised us all with the shock twist that Split was secretly a continuation of Unbreakable, and a cameo from Bruce Willis set up a sequel. The first reviews for Glass have been somewhat split, regardless of some of the more negative reviews, Shyamalan had my money for this movie when Willis showed up for that jaw-dropping cameo.
While the Sixth Sense is an impressive debut, I have always believed that Unbreakable is a better film in every way possible. I have said in many times on these pages, and I’m going to repeat it right now. Unbreakable is still one of the best superhero movies of all time. Split serves as a fantastic flip side to the coin, an entire story from the ‘bad guy’s’ perspective. Unbreakable’s slower than slow burn approach wasn’t for everybody, but as an antidote to the bombastic superhero movies we take for granted, it still holds up as an intelligent deconstruction of the genre.
As an added extra, it might be two years old, but here’s Cinema Sins brilliant Everything Wrong with Unbreakable video. Glass is released in UK cinemas on January 18.