The long awaited return to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable universe is going to be a very disappointing experience. First establishing the universe with 2000’s Unbreakable and then unexpectedly returning to it in 2017’s Split, excitement was at a fever pitch for the third chapter in the universe, Glass, but it’s falling way short of expectations.
The Rotten Tomatoes score for Glass is out and things aren’t looking good. Most of the reviews are largely negative contributing to its abysmal 36-percent Rotten Tomatoes score. That’s highly disappointing for one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Most critics criticized its slow plot while also pointing out it lacks the same spirit that catapulted its predecessors to critical success. For comparison, Split garnered a 76-percent score while Unbreakable earned 69-percent.
It may have been that Shyamalan struggled to mend two different stories together. Whereas Unbreakable was taut and dark, Split fully immersed itself as a psychological thriller, only revealing itself to be connected to the former at the very end. Making a movie that embraces both identities didn’t quite work out for the director.
It remains to be seen if the negative reviews will affect Glass’ box office performance when it opens in theaters on January 18.