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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I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. I love comic books. I'm particularly into anything X-Men related and everything Harley Quinn. 2. My celebrity crush is Chris Evans (AKA Captain America). He's even more political than I am and he's not afraid to show it, plus he's really, really hot. 3. I love baseball and more importantly the Boston Red Sox, even though I've never even been to Boston. LOL 4. If I won the lottery tomorrow, after paying off my debts, I'd buy a smallish house somewhere in Southern California. I have got to get out of Texas. 5. My cartoon hero is Tina Belcher. Her and I share a soul. 6. I've been rescuing dogs since I was a teenager and firmly believe that fur babies belong inside and on the furniture. 7. I'm very much addicted to Hallmark Channel. I love their sappy movies, especially the Christmas ones. 8. I have 2 tattoos. An "E" on my ankle for my first lost fur baby. And a ladybug on my wrist named George after George Romero told me he liked it. May he RIP. 9. I'm a bit of a night owl. Not that I go out a lot, it's just that I prefer to be up at night and asleep during the day. I'm a vampire like that. 10. I have an unhealthy relationship with potato chips. My favorite are Herr's Sour Cream & Onion.
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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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