Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

I don’t think anyone will deny that M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller. He initially proved that with the release of The Sixth Sense. The symbolism of the color red, the odd scenes that made very little sense until the end of the movie and of course, the amazing twist that nobody saw coming. That incredible twist has almost been the director’s undoing. Since 1999, not one of his other movie’s endings have had the same impact, but he continues to try.

In 2000, Mr. Shyamalan hoped that lightening would strike twice with Unbreakable which also starred Bruce Willis. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable was a mystery only this time, the story featured the lone survivor of a train crash who left the accident without a scratch on him and an incredibly fragile, wheelchair-bound, comic book enthusiast which appeared to be the polar opposite. The story was intriguing, but basically fell apart near the end when the twist was revealed. Now almost 19 years later, the same thing ha…

I Don’t ‘Noah’ About This Next Movie

The poster says that the movie’s title is Noah, but it looks a lot like Abraham Lincholn: Vampire Hunter. (What's with the axe?) 

By watching the trailer, (see below), it’s hard to tell how biblically accurate it will be. On one hand, it looks pretty epic and features a great cast including Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman (apparently those living in Noah’s time spoke with a British accent). On the other, this tale is being director Darren Aronofsky, the guy behind The Wrestler and the creepy and odd Black Swan. He certainly has a way with capturing images. What do you think? What are first impressions? Noah, will be making waves on March 28, 2014.

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