Review: 'Recycled' Glass a big disappointment

Kiwi's appetite for superhero stories has taken the latest straight to the top of the local box office.

Glass brings together an unbreakable Bruce Willis, an easily-breakable Samuel L Jackson and multiple James McAvoys to rounding off a superhero story which first hit screens 18 years ago.

M Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable was highly underrated in my view, and his far more recent sequel Split was an acting masterclass from James McAvoy, so it pains me to admit that on this one occasion recycled Glass is in fact not good for my environment.

Glass locks up our three protagonists in a psychiatric hospital under the care of the serenely odd Dr Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson).

Her purpose in life and in this story is to convince our superheroes slash supervillains that indeed they are not so super after all.

The rest of the movie is hell-bent - very slowly and ponderously - on convincing us of the opposite of that.

And that's pretty much it in a nutshell.

Needless to say Glass is light years away from earth-shattering, but worth a mention is McAvoy's split personalities performance, which like his first outing is really just quite excellent.

This is otherwise, weirdly, just amateur-hour at the movies and a big disappointment.

Two stars.