Glass currently has critics torn across the board and I partly think that this is down to the film’s ending. Throughout this video, I will be giving my thoughts on how to fix it and to give the superhero saga the satisfying conclusion that it deserves.
I will be talking about key moments in the film’s original ending so there will be heavy spoilers here. If you haven’t seen the film and don’t want to know anything about it’s closing scenes then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
For everyone else, I’m Deffinition and welcome to the channel where I watch it so you don’t have to!
Glass: Original Ending And How To Fix It
Ok so in the original Ending of Glass we learn that there has existed a secret society for thousands of years that sets humanity at a constant level playing field by stopping both good and bad people with superhuman abilities.
Personally, I think this twist is laughable, especially when we discover they’ve existed for thousands and thousands of years. It’s completely out of the blue, disconnected from Split and Unbreakable and hasn’t really been hinted at in the prior movies, meaning that its inclusion in the climax doesn’t carry the emotional weight that it should.
I think this should have been scrapped altogether and removed from the final act.
Instead what we should have had is the events set up play out quite similar but with a slightly different conclusion. In my other video on the film, I discussed how I think that the revelation that The Beast’s father was killed on the same train crash that caused David Dunn to discover his abilities was a masterstroke. His killing of Mister Glass really brings his arc full circle and makes a lot of sense.
Glass Original Ending
However, in the original ending, The Beast is shot and killed when Kevin grabs the light. David is drowned in a puddle and ultimately both deaths are weak. The puddle death makes no sense and whilst I get what the director was trying to do, showing that even the strongest of us have weaknesses, it makes for two head-scratching send off.
What would have improved the ending in my opinion would have been for David at some point during the fight to wrap his arms around Kevin making it almost impossible for him to use his arms and hurt anyone else. Kevin could then run towards a body of water, much like the pools that we see in the film and jump in, hoping that Dunn would be weakened by it.
Both would become submerged and Dunn would be given a choice, he could either let go of The Beast and allow him to escape in the hopes of eventually catching up with him at some point, or realise that he is the only one that can stop him and decide to not let go, drowning both in the process.
This choice, or rather, sacrifice would stop The Beast from continuing his rampage and would also give Dunn’s death weight and consequences to it. In my opinion in the final cut of the film, Dunn’s death is in vain and seems like a bad way for the character to go out, whereas this show that he really was the best of us, willing to give it all up in order to stop evil.
This would still allow the world to accept that superhumans exist without the secret society nonsense and makes for a much better arc for the character.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my ending and if you have an even better one. If you’ve got another final scene in your head then make sure that you leave it in the comments below.