Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Unbreakable” and “Split.”
INSIDER breaks down everything you need to know about the two movies as their sequel, “Glass,” comes to theaters Friday, January 18.
“Glass” takes place approximately 15 years after “Unbreakable” and a few months after “Split.”
In addition to Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, two actors from “Unbreakable” who played David’s son and Mr. Glass’ mom are returning for the sequel.
M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie “Glass” is in theaters Friday, January 18, and it’s been a long time coming.
While you may know it’s a sequel to 2017’s thriller “Split,” starring James McAvoy as a man with multiple personalities, you may not have realized it’s also a direct sequel to one of Shyamalan’s first movies, “Unbreakable,” distributed by Disney in 2000 under its Touchstone brand, which was created to release more mature movies.
The new film picks up right where “Split” left off. While “Glass” will explain everything pretty neatly for you, you may still find yourself confused over a few things. If you don’t have time to watch both before “Glass” is in theaters, INSIDER rounded up what you need to know about Shyamalan’s two previous films.
1. Bruce Willis’ character, David Dunn, learns he has super strength after surviving a train crash
David is the sole survivor of a terrible train crash early in the movie. Not only does he survive the Eastrail 177 crash, but a doctor (played by “House of Card’s” Michael Kelly) is astonished that he walked away without a scratch.
Throughout the movie, we learn that David has never really been sick or injured in his life and it leads to the discovery that he has super strength. The origin of his powers are never really explained, but we see him lift around 350 pounds. (A deleted scene from the film shows him lift around 500 pounds.)
David also receives premonitions or feelings about danger just by touching others.
2. David’s weakness is water.
In “Unbreakable,” it’s revealed he nearly drowned in a school pool while young. As a result, he spent a week in a hospital with pneumonia. Again, it’s never clarified how exactly water effects him, but it’s referred to as his kryptonite and appears to weaken him.
3. Elijah Price/Mr. Glass is the exact opposite of David. He has very brittle bones, which easily break.
Elijah tells David he was born with type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that makes his bones extremely fragile. In “Unbreakable,” he says he has suffered over 50 breaks in his body. Regardless, Price is also a mastermind who is well-versed in comic-book lore.
We eventually learn he’s responsible for the train crash and a number of other horrific accidents which have killed dozens. He set the accidents in motion, hoping to find someone who was his exact opposite.
4. Kevin Wendell Crumb is a man with dissociative identity disorder and exhibits 24 different personalities.
Introduced in “Split,” Crumb (James McAvoy) …read more
Source:: Business Insider