M Night Shyamalan finally wraps up his Superhero Saga this year with the release of Glass. Whilst the eventual fate of all three characters currently has the internet in an uproar, there is actually a twist that I think deserves a huge round of applause.
Throughout this video, I will be breaking down Glass’ biggest twist whilst also discussing the tie-ins to both Unbreakable and Split. There will, of course, be heavy spoilers here, so if you don’t want to know anything in regards to the film or it’s ending then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
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Glass: The Big Twist Explained
Unbreakable follows David Dunn, the sole survivor of a train crash as he slowly comes to the realisation that he has incredible abilities. This was followed by a seemingly detached sequel almost seventeen years later called Split which centred on Kevin Wendell Crumb. Crumb was a criminal with multiple personalities that eventually manifested into a near unstoppable creature known as the beast.
Save for an end credits scene which showcased Dunn becoming aware of the character, the two films seemed completely disconnected until the veil finally lifted in Glass and all was revealed.
The Hord’s Past
We know from Split that Kevin lost his father at an early age and that he was raised by a mother that heavily abused him that spawned his multiple personalities. In Split, before Kevin becomes the Beast, we see him visiting a train station and placing flowers there which gives an indication that something tragic happened there.
Beautifully it turns out that Kevin’s father actually died on the same train that caused David Dunn to discover that he had powers.
What’s more is that Shyamalan actually confirmed that David in fact meets Kevin in Unbreakable during one of it’s many encounter scenes.
The scene in question happens when David is standing at the football stadium and bumps into a Woman and her child. In the scene, we hear the screams of the child is he is physically hit which ties into the abuse suffered by Kevin. You can also hear multiple voices during the flash which signifies Kevin’s multiple personalites.
This concludes that Glass caused both the origin story of David Dunn and Kevin Wendell Crumb, causing both the emergence of Superheroes and Supervillains in one fell swoop.
Whilst as a whole I was slightly disappointed with the film that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the ingenuity of this twist and it definitely stands as one of Shyamalans best.
So, what are your thoughts on the big reveal in Glass? Did you see it coming and what did you think of the film overall?
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