Glass fan screening reactions show disconnect between critics and fans

Glass fan screening

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is coming to theaters this Friday, and critics haven’t been too kind about the film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy. However, a fan screening of Glass that included a marathon of Unbreakable and Split has fans coming out happy. It looks like there’s definitely a disconnect between fans and critics.

Here are some examples of critics not fond of the film:

Brandon Katz of Observer said, “It’s great that Glass strives for deeper meaning. However, by throwing so much at the audience so quickly, it unravels its own goal.”

Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly said, “Put into comic-book terms, Glass takes too long to get from one panel to the next.”

Rosie Knight of IGN Movies said, “Never sure whether it’s a heroic superhero story or a psychological thriller, Glass feels more than a little scattered and with its uneven and disappointing third act, ultimately unsatisfying.”

Eric Eisenberg of CinemaBlend said, “The conclusion of this film is a worse disaster than Eastrail 177.” Anyone reading this actually watched Eastrail 177?

Chris Evangelista of Slashfilm said, “Like Superman exposed to kryptonite, directing Glass has robbed Shyamalan of his powers.”

However, there are a few critics who did enjoy the movie, and it’s interesting to see that these are popular YouTube reviewers. Mark Ellis of Schmoes Know said, “Glass feels the most like Unbreakable. It’s such a well-made thing, and Shyamalan didn’t disappoint me.”

Kristian Harloff, also from Schmoes Know, said, “A very well-done movie, it comes down to whether or not you like the ending…a good movie, with a bit disappointing payoff.”

Dan Murrell of Screen Junkies said, “Glass is the absolute natural progression to the trilogy that M. Night Shyamalan set up with Unbreakable and with Split.”

As for the fan reactions, they are mostly positive. Shyamalan, who directed Glass, appeared during a marathon. He thanked the fans and was very excited to share the film with them.

This fan really liked how the trilogy ended.

Lauren Cox, who’s the senior news & entertainment editor at Bustle’s Romper, attended the screening and thought it was great.

Of course, not all the fans who attended liked the movie. He mentioned that he would rather do something else than watch this film. Ouch.

Glass is definitely one of the few films that shows a divide between critics and audiences. However, there are other films that show that both can enjoy the same films; for example, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee, just to name a few.

Glass hits theaters Friday, January 18, 2019.

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