I’ve got to hand it to M. Night Shyamalan because for a man who’s career was teetering on the abyss not too long ago he’s come back in spectacular form.
And who’d thought that being given less money to make movies would be a HUGE reason why.
When you take into account Lady in the Water, The Last Airbender, The Happening (who’s issue was less one of budget than only a megalomaniac would’ve committed to such a dopey premise in the first place) and After Earth, the best thing that could have happened to Shyamalan was his association with Jason Blum, who’s known for producing movies on a shoestring budget.
The first film in their association was The Visit, and while story-wise you could see where it was going a mile off, it was genuinely entertaining and a palate cleanser for the former enfant terrible.
Which brings us to Glass, the sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable which brings characters from that movie and 2016’s Split together in what’s likely to be an explosive confrontation.
Though can someone please tell Shyamalan that superhero movies are pretty common now so–unlike with Unbreakable–he doesn’t have to play it coy.