Split (2016)

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula and Betty Buckley.

Plot: 3 girls are kidnapped by a man with multiple personalities

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I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but DJ doesn’t usually do psychological horror.  And he didn’t do this one either.  I watched it alone and luckily it wasn’t at all scary.

This is not a movie I wish to give away the story to.  It’s very raw and very complex.  It draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.  But I still don’t understand the big whoop about the ending.  It wasn’t anything shocking to me.  As a matter of fact I saw the ending coming from the beginning.  Or at least part 1 of the ending.  There’s kind of 2 parts to it.  And the second part sucks ass.  Without telling you exactly what happens, I will say that it left me feeling hopeless and depressed.

But James McAvoy is fantastic.  The way he switches from personality to personality is insane.  It’s even funny at times, which is strange considering what the movie is about.  But you just try not to laugh when the personality of Hedwig (a child who dances to Kanye West) comes out.

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The girls also acted well and were likable characters.  I really did hope they survived.  It was a very original story, with a stick with you opening.  I just really wish the ending had stuck with me in a more positive way.

Definitely see it.  If for James McAvoy alone.  My score: 60.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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2 Responses to Split (2016)

  1. Anonymous says:

    TaraRomero, thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    TaraRomero, thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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