Glass Trailer

“Glass” Trailer Upends Our Expectations

Unbreakable played with superhero iconography, but even by early 2000s standards, it was a lot more low-key than most comic book movies. And while no one expected Split to be a stealth sequel, it was also more interested in the psychology of the characters than the big, intense moments.

So it shouldn't be surprising that the trailer for Glass isn't about the build-up to a big, bare-knuckle showdown between David (Bruce Willis) and Kevin (James McAvoy). Yes, there are a few flashes of fights, but this is more about Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) flexing his evil genius. But thankfully this isn't a trailer that gives everything away, giving us just enough cool moments and memorable lines to pique our interest.

Plus, Sarah Paulson (Ocean's 8) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Thoroughbreds) are in this, so that automatically makes it worth seeing, if for some reason you weren't in yet.

Glass opens January 18, 2019.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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