Spoiler Specials

Does M. Night Shyamalan’s Obsession With Twist Endings Ruin Glass?

We debate in spoiler-filled detail.

On the Spoiler Specials podcast, Slate critics discuss moviesthe occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail.

This week, Slate senior editor Sam Adams teams up with fellow Slate senior editor Jeffrey Bloomer and editor-in-chief of ScreenCrush Matt Singer to discuss the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass. This is the third film in a trilogy that began with Unbreakable in 2000 and picked up again with 2017’s Split. The premise of all three movies is that comic book–like superheroes live among us and have done so for centuries. However, they keep a low profile and sometimes don’t even know they have powers. Does it matter that a movie with comic books as a core focus seems to know very little about comic books and culture’s obsession with them? Does Shyamalan’s obsession with twist endings render the rest of the movie dramatically nonsensical? And does the twist ending even work?

Listen to them discuss below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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