Of all the reboots and revivals to hit the big screen in the past few years, none has taken way quite like theÂ UnbreakableÂ franchise. It wasn’t even until the very end ofÂ SplitÂ that audiences learned it took place in theÂ UnbreakableÂ universe, nor until thereafter that we’d be getting the Elijah Price movie we’d been hoping for since we first met the character in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 hit. So what do we think of this latest glimpse at the film that’ll reunite Samuel L. Jackson’s ingenious villain, Bruce Willis’ impenetrable hero, and James McAvoy’s personality-hopping wild card?Frankly, we think it looks pretty intriguing. Leaning perhaps a bit closer toÂ SplitÂ than toÂ Unbreakable in terms of mood and veneer, the trailer nevertheless shows aÂ GlassÂ movie that may well thrill us quite in the way Shyamalan’s original superhero adventure did 18 years back. Jackson’s Mr. Glass character was perhaps the most compelling element ofÂ Unbreakable, so the opportunity to further explore his superhuman psycheâ€”especially in such a tense setting as involuntary hospitalization at what isÂ probablyÂ not your ordinary psychiatric institution, and what’s more in such close quarters to Willis’ David Dunn and McAvoy’s many-named characterâ€”seems like the right course for the franchise.Rounding out the cast alongside the three returning ticking time bombs is the always excellent Sarah Paulson, whose psychiatric professional is surely up to something. Hey, this wouldn’t be an M. Night Shyamalan movie if she weren’t.What do you think of the latest trailer? Let us know!Â GlassÂ hits theaters January 18.
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