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21 January 2019 @ 12:53 am
I M. The Night...  
We saw Glass last night, and liked it better than most of the critics. That was also true for Split. People were floating the idea a while back of having an award for "Best Performance in a Bad Film," to highlight the phenomenal job James McAvoy did in "Split." But neither of us thought that was a bad movie. There was quite a bit of drama in it (as opposed to mainly horror), and some psychological depth to the main character's story (and she was brave and resilient too).

There are elements of that to Glass, as well. And the end credits for James McAvoy will make you smile.

Full disclosure, BTW: HalfshellHusband gave up trying to process and retain Shyamalan's last name years ago, and now just refers to him as "M. Night Shillelagh" (which I never knew was spelled like THAT. Holy cow). I suspect he is not alone. ;)

passing_through: books hairpassing_through on January 24th, 2019 03:34 am (UTC)
I am excited to see this! I told Alicia to catch up on Split and Unbreakable so we can see this movie together :D

Several months ago Split played on, I think, Showtime or Cinemax almost nonstop here and I watched it multiple times without paying full attention to it and finally one night I devoted all my time to paying attention to the movie and was able to absorb the storyline and finally follow along with what was happening. James McAvoy was absolutely riveting. His ability to make each character distinct was really something to watch.

At first, I missed the flashback importance to the main girl's storyline and then when I did watch it I was horrified at what she has already been through and was now experiencing.

I truly enjoyed the movie and would watch it again if it comes back to cable. I also recently saw part of Unbreakable on TV. While I remember most of the movie, some of it I'm sure I've forgotten.

I want to see Glass solely for James McAvoy's character.

Many years ago (about 6 maybe?) Architectural Digest did a piece on M. Night Shyamalan's estate and it was gorgeous. His library alone was stunning. I don't know if she still has the house but I remember the photos of the grounds and house were some of the most appealing I'd seen in AD. It made me green with envy :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2019 08:33 am (UTC)
Beautiful house! I didn't know M. Night grew up near Philadelphia. That explains why this trilogy of movies is set there.

I wish Unbreakable were showing on one of the movie channels we have on cable right now. I'd rewatch it again for the third time!