Glass 4k Blu-Ray Review
April 9, 2019 at 4:57pm
This was certainly an unexpected trilogy, one that was brought up randomly by the success of Split. In this conclusion, Glass acts as a way to tie together movies that released at wildly different times. It's interesting, as it makes a lot of sense with the current climate of super hero movies. I say that, as this one technically falls into that same genre and makes a grounded comment on it. It does this over a very slow paced journey, but still a rather memorable one.
There's a lot to take in, and it really drags out things for something that isn't necessarily impactful upon conclusion. Within this tale you get to see two very different foes clash in their later years, Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) and David Dunn (Bruce Willis). They're joined by a wildcard Split lead with James McAvoy bringing a fascinating selection of characters. He plays an individual with multiple personalities, and this plays into the overall concept of whether these are just random people that believe they're more gifted than others.
It's a fascinating look at the process behind what a super hero, or powerful individual is and concludes in a similar manner. It's just rather long to watch, and it takes forever to get to the point. Even once you get there, the pay-off isn't exactly worth the wait. I'm sure some will appreciate the build-up, but others will feel a sense of disappointment.
Glass 4k Special Features
The Glass 4k Blu-Ray comes with a number of special features. These are available to view on the actual 4k Blu-Ray disc as opposed to just the regular one. I really do appreciate this, it's well designed menu wise and perhaps the best effort I've seen in regards to a 4k disc having everything thus far. They include the following selections that can be viewed as a bundle or individually. "Alternate Opening"; "Deleted Scenes", "Glass Decoded", "Connecting the Glass Universe", "David Dunn vs. The Beast" and "The Stunts".
These are also just highlighted examples, this release is packed with content. I believe it to have the most extra features I've seen thus far on a post release. They're also almost all given extra commentary as an option from M. Night Shyamalan. I truly do appreciate that option to see him set things up, such as the alternate opening or the deleted scenes. It's great to have that extra touch of commentary to give context to things. I applaud the effort of additional content here.
The Glass 4k Blu-Ray package brings an excellent selection of extra special features, with commentary from the director and a generally interesting film. I personally felt the pacing could have been better within the movie, a thought carried forward from the big screen to my home. Looking at the visuals, the 4k quality is excellent on this disc and the HDR looks great. It really helps to make the scenes come alive and it's gorgeous.
This film caries a very distinctive selection of colors, and they get highlighted here. This class of unique characters works into that theme, and seeing them all interact was great. If you enjoyed this movie, this is the best way to view it outside of a theater and it's packed with extras. I'm not sure I can stress how well the features complement this film and cover everything in a precise way. It's a great package, but the movie itself is perhaps somewhat of a weaker point at times.
Glass 4k Blu-Ray Review
Provided by Taro PR
Rating Overall: 6.0