‘Captain Marvel’ is failure of imagination

Belated and ballyhooed, “Captain Marvel” sells itself on the promise of a game changer for its franchise and proceeds to bend over backward for a brand-maintenance agenda. A failure of imagination, this textureless piece of plastic is so mechanically structured it’s been made uninhabitable to any artistry or panache.
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For M. Night Shyamalan, the ‘Glass’ is half-empty

At this point, it’s become apparent that Shyamalan feels obligated to stick some kind of sneaky twist into every movie he directs, whether or not such a twist is warranted. “Glass” boasts more than a couple of twists, turns and revelations, but they aren’t earned and only inspire indifference.
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