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Movie Review: “Split”

Unsettling Thriller from M. Knight Shyamalan

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Caitlin Walton '18, Staff Writer

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Adding to his long list of popular thriller movies, director M. Night Shyamalan gives us “Split.” From the director who produced movies such as “The Visit” and “The Sixth Sense,” “Split” is another horror/thriller movie with a unique plot line. With a budget of only $9 million, this hot thriller promises to make some cool cash, already topping $170 million at the box office.  “Split” portrays a strange yet engrossing story of a man with a multiple personality disorder, and the three teenage girls that he abducts.

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“Split” tells the story of a man named Kevin Wendell Crumb (played by James McAvoy), who has 23 different personalities. Mainly focusing on four personalities named Dennis, Hedwig, Barry and Patricia, the plot line focuses on the his 24th personality is about to be unleashed. And, it is some kind of inhuman being.

Kevin’s different personalities abduct three teenage girls, Casey (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), Haley (played by Claire Benoit), and Marcia (played by Jessica Sula). Throughout the movie, the three girls have to try to escape before the next personality is unleashed, as it is established early on that they are going to be fed to it.

There is also an unsettling subplot that goes through Casey’s childhood life, which didn’t really seem necessary to add into the movie, but it explained her character more, if anything. Trying to understand Kevin and his different personalities is his therapist Dr. Fletcher (played by Betty Buckley). Dr. Fletcher is the one who eventually discovers the plans of Kevin’s personalities, and she becomes crucial to the survival of the girls.

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The movie overall not was not terrible, but there were some odd moments that were a little weird to watch. The beginning and the middle were extremely good, with suspenseful buildups that lead up to even more suspenseful moments. Towards the end, however, the plot line got a little bit unrealistic, and there were some moments where there was supposed to be “comic relief,” but it felt odd to laugh at a movie with such a dark plot. Casey’s backstory was also somewhat uncomfortable to watch, but it did not take too much away from the parts of the movie that were watchable. There were also some sounds that some people might cringe, or even cover their ears at, but there weren’t too many of them that they made the movie unwatchable. Besides the weird ending, the movie was rather enjoyable, especially for audiences that like in depth thrillers.

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