Bad Glass reviews made M. Night Shyamalan cry

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's simultaneous sequel to SPLIT and UNBREAKABLE hit earlier this year starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn / The Overseer, James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde, and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price / Mr. Glass. Now, I don't know about you but overall, I enjoyed GLASS. In fact, I went ahead and gave the movie a 9/10 rating considering that I enjoyed 90% of what the movie threw our way.

But I was in the minority and it seems all the bad reviews the flick got made Shyamalan cry. True story. Shyamalan admitted to the NYU’s Stern School of Business at a lecture earlier this week. 

I was in London when I heard the U.S. reviews for Glass were poor. I was in a makeup chair for a TV show, and I cried.

He continues:

We’d just come back from the London screenings, which were through the roof. We had only great screenings of the movie around the world. So essentially I wasn’t prepared. I had this false sense of being a part of the group in a safe way. But boy, did I feel distraught that day. Honestly, I was feeling like, ‘Will they never let me be different without throwing me on the garbage pile?’. The feeling of worthlessness rushed me, and to be honest, it doesn’t ever really leave. But anyway, the film went on, right? It became number one in every country in the world, and it represents my beliefs.

GLASS is now available on digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Here's the official synopsis: 

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, and 2016’s Split—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.

Returning with Willis and Jackson from UNBREAKABLE is Spencer Treat Clark as Dunn's son and Charlayne Woodard as Price's mother. Back with McAvoy from SPLIT is Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH). Sarah Paulson (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) joins the cast this time around as well. And if you're looking forward to witnessing all the UN-SPLIT-ABLE mayhem, then you might be interested to know that the film has scored a PG-13 rating for "violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language." Shyamalan produced GLASS with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Ashwin Rajan, and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, and Kevin Frakes served as executive producers.



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