Glass: The IMAX 2D Experience 0.0 stars

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Perhaps there really is such a thing as a fickle Muse; a spirit of genius that sometimes alights upon the artist like a butterfly upon a leaf, but then, suddenly and inexplicably, flies off again. How else to explain writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s decision to sully two fine films that stood on their own two feet — 2000s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split — by yoking them together and driving them over the cliff that is this talky, balky, treacly mess of a concluding chapter? Both told complete stories about extraordinary characters: a criminal genius who is willing to slaughter innocents in his quest to give meaning to his suffering, and an abused man-child who has decided that not only does his meaning have suffering, it makes him superhuman. There was no need for a third chapter, and as it turns out, there wasn’t much material for one, either. Or even much will — or so it seems from the sloppy storytelling and tired twists. There are a few thoughtfully placed cameras and thrilling moments — Bruce Willis vs. a door, for one — but they’re not nearly enough to make this self-conscious live-action comic book worthwhile. With James MacEvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson. 2018.

Matthew Lickona

Showtimes

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

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12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

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12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

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1:15pm, 4:30pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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10:15am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

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4:00pm, 7:15pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Monday, January 21

12:40pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm

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12:40pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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Thursday, January 24

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