M. Night Shyamalan might have wowed moviegoers with his last movie, Split, but it looks like the follow-up, Glass, isn’t doing quite well with critics.
Early reviews for Glass are out, and on Rotten Tomatoes, these reviews have revealed a 35% “rotten score” for the movie. The sequel to Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split has had early screenings across the country and viewers who’ve seen the film have given the film a poor score. Some critics say that the film just gets too long to get to the point, others say that it’s ”drawn-out” and “disjointed,” while many others say that it lacks emotion.
One critic even goes as far as calling Glass as “a film every bit as stupefying and meandering as Shyamalan’s worst efforts.”
What’s surprising is that moviegoers are still looking forward to the film. Rotten Tomatoes notes that 97% of its members are looking forward to seeing Shyamalan’s new movie.
While critics might not be too happy with the film, audiences might react differently towards Glass. The opinion of critics and the opinion of the masses don’t usually match. Lucasfilm’s divisive Star Wars entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi wowed critics when it released, earning a 91% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, fans thought a bit differently, and the audience score ran down to 45%. Some fans just couldn’t take how the film subverted classic Star Wars tropes and turned Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) into a jaded hermit.
Meanwhile, moviegoers rated Venom an 84% on the site, a much higher score than its 28% critic rating.
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Glass is scheduled to premiere on January 18, 2019.