M. Night Shyamalan’s conclusion to his unexpected superhero trilogy is definitely a mixed-bag. ….
M. Night Shyamalan’s conclusion to his unexpected superhero trilogy is definitely a mixed-bag. With the star power of Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy, it is sure to draw a crowd, but when you really dive deep into its filmmaking components, you can find some flaws amongst its strengths.
As is the case with many films from Shyamalan, the cinematography was absolutely riveting. Director of Photography Mike Gioulakis brings the audience front-and-center into the film’s emotional story. The stellar incorporations of long-takes and engrossing action sequences were balanced out by compelling editing from Luke Ciarrocchi and Blu Murray. Production designer Chris Trujillo ensured the progression of the unsettling tone of the story, which took place in a mental asylum for its majority. Composer West Dylan Thordson tied the dark themes of the narrative together with his score.
The palpable connections with the characters were further developed by marvelous…
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