Sins

Sins of Glass – The Things That Don’t Make Sense

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Movies are all full of great virtues, but they’re also crawling with evil sins. These sins are things that don’t make sense about the film, mistakes in the movie, or just plain old nonsense. So, let’s shatter the glass and uncover the sins lurking around Glass.

Why does the Clover Organization let the three survivors live?

Dr. Ellie Staple and the rest of the Clover Organization wanted to keep their annihilation a secret. However, they left the crime scene with three survivors who are essentially witnesses to their murders. Casey, Joseph, and Ms. Price all saw their loved ones die at the hands of the Clovers, so wouldn’t the organization want to tie up every loose end and take them out too? If they did, Glass’ plan never would’ve worked and they may have gotten away with it all.

How does the Beast know who’s pure and why does he fight Dunn?

The Beast’s ultimate goal was to protect Kevin and defend the Broken. However, it doesn’t seem like he has any method of determining who is pure and who is not. Throughout the film, he simply attacks anyone that stands in his path – including the very pure Dunn.

David Dunn makes a very good opponent for The Beast. As the defender of the broken, the Beast’s adversary is one that is literally unbreakable. However, Dunn has seen his fair share of pain and suffering. Despite never being broken physically, he has gone through a divorce, given up his love of football, and experienced traumatic events. So, why can’t the Beast tell that he is indeed as pure as the ones he vows to protect?

Why didn’t Dr. Staple just say Kevin’s name?

Dr. Staple’s plan to kill Kevin and the Horde involved manipulating Casey into saying his name and turning him into the vulnerable Kevin. However, she didn’t need Casey to do this. According to Dr. Fletcher in Split, Kevin enters the light whenever his name is uttered. It doesn’t matter who says it. Therefore, Dr. Staple could’ve saved everyone a lot of time by saying “Kevin Wendell Crumb” herself.

Why was Hedwig hanging out in the sewer?

When David Dunn finds the missing cheerleaders, Hedwig is conveniently taking Kevin’s body to the sewers where he transforms into the Beast – but what was he doing there? It seemed like he only went down there to have an interesting backdrop for the Beast to transform and to provide a distraction so that Dunn could untie the Beast’s victims.

 The Beast’s Powers

When we saw the Beast transform in Split, it was an entire ordeal. Kevin had to head to the train station, pay tribute to his father, and enter an empty train before the Beast came to the light. However, in Glass, it seems as though Kevin can transform into the Beast whenever the Horde wants.

Although Hedwig told the cheerleaders that the Beast could come out at any time, it seems as though the Horde has a lot more control over their 24th personality than they did three weeks ago when the events of Split occurred. When Glass enlists the Beast’s help to escape Raven Hill, the Beast easily transforms between himself and a member of the Horde.

Kevin’s Reaction to Light

During Split we found out that each of Kevin’s personalities has to take the light in order to be in the body’s pilot seat. However, Glass reveals that this might actually be a literal light.

Dr. Ellie Staple uses lights to keep Kevin’s 24 personalities all in check. However, there seem to be a couple of problems with her solution. For one, where did this theory come from? Kevin has been around light in Split and we never saw it having an effect on his personalities.

Also, Dr. Staple says that the light prevents the aggressive personalities from coming out, but it doesn’t seem to actually do this in the film. It seems as though the light simply cycles through his personalities without regard for whether or not one is an aggressive personality or part of the Horde.

 Why Joseph gives up on the story about his father so fast?

Joseph works up an entire story to help his father get out of Raven Hill. We watch as he rehearses it in his car and works up the courage to blab it all to Dr. Ellie Staple. However, despite the stakes and all of his rehearsal, he gives up so easily when Dr. Staple questions him. He doesn’t even try to stick to the story and simply agrees with all of Dr. Staple’s accusations.  

Doesn’t Dennis wear glasses?

In Split, we learn from Kevin’s psychologist, Dr. Karen Fletcher that each identity could have its own associated physical factors. For example, Jade has diabetes and needs to take insulin shots as we saw in Glass.

However, what we didn’t see was Dennis’ glasses. In Split, Dennis wore glasses whenever he visited Casey and the other girls. Although he takes them off when he’s pretending to be Barry, we have no reason to assume they’re simply for style. So, what happened to his glasses in Glass?

Casey’s connection to Kevin

This isn’t a mistake in the film, but simply something that doesn’t add up. Casey was clearly added to Glass because Kevin needed a loved one to survive him, much like how David and Glass had Joseph and Ms. Price; however, there was absolutely no storyline that led from Casey being a victim to being Kevin’s friend.

Casey may have attributed her strength and new foster family to Kevin, but Kevin has no connection to Casey. He met her for all of 30 seconds in Split and when he saw her, he simply told her to kill him.

How does Dr. Staple know the events that led Dunn to find Kevin?

Dr. Staple tried to explain some of the reasons why David Dunn figured out that the Horde was holding the cheerleaders in an abandoned warehouse. However, how did she know the events that led to Dunn finding Kevin?

She told David that he probably deduced the location of the cheerleaders by the clay on Hedwig’s clothes and that he followed Hedwig because it may have simply struck him as off that an adult was acting like a child. However, she couldn’t have possibly known any of this information. She wasn’t there and wouldn’t have known what Hedwig was doing or that Hedwig was the personality in control at the time.

If Dr. Staple was trying to convince The Horde that the Beast wasn’t real, why did she need the lights?

Dr. Staple’s argument was centered around the fact that the Beast wasn’t real and that all of his incidents could have been explained by ordinary circumstances. However, if she was actually trying to convince the Horde that the Beast wasn’t strong, why did she need to lights to prevent him from coming out? Doesn’t the fact that she has the lights work counterintuitively to the point she’s trying to make? 

Glass’ visit to Kevin’s room

Glass escapes from his room and visits the Horde to tell them of his grand escape plan, but this entire scene makes absolutely no sense.

First off, Glass says he only has 2-3 minutes to chat, but he’s clearly been in the room for much longer than that. Also, Dr. Staple originally told the Horde that someone was constantly monitoring the lights so that they couldn’t get close to it. If someone was indeed monitoring the lights, they would have immediately seen Glass come into the room.

Does no one monitor the lights at night? If so, the Horde could’ve also escaped a long time ago. Glass steps in front of the light during their conversation and the so-called “motion detectors” never set the lights off.

Why does the Beast always take his shirt off?

Alright, this one isn’t so important, but why does the Beast insist on taking his shirt off before he turns? It seems like it takes a lot of time, particularly when they were trying to escape from the hospital. Why not go all Hulk and simply rip the shirt up?

 

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Did you notice anything else that was off about Glass? Let me know in the comments! 

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