It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them. Written by
Casey is shown having been trained since she was a toddler to use firearms, yet when she does use a shotgun, she racks and fires on an empty chamber, even though she's shown looking at and then loading her last two shells. See more »
[about Casey standing over in the corner]
That's what happens when you do a mercy invite.
I believed you wanted to invite everyone.
Dad, I can't invite everyone in my art class except for one person without social networking evidence inflicting more pain on that person than was intended. And I'm not a monster.
I'm proud of you. I think.
She gets detention a lot and she yells at teachers sometimes. There was that rumor that went around that she just kept running away from home.
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The end credits are shown in 24 frames in the background of the scrolling credits to simulate the 24 different personalities that Kevin has in the movie. See more »
Split is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy. It follows the story of a troubled youth as she is imprisoned alongside 2 classmates. The kidnapper suffers from multiple personality disorder with a 24th personality about to be unleashed.
M. Night Shyamalan has successfully created a film hearkening back to his classic tales such as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. His style of writing and directing follows his older movies more so than his latter ones. In Split, Shyamalan has returned to his ability to direct character driven thrillers. Every scene was directed with sharp writing and tight directing.
James McAvoy does an excellent job portraying the damaged and troubled personalities. The film allows James McAvoy to apply his full range and personality to the roles. Another actor could have emoted the lines poorly ruining the movie. Special care was taken to make each personality distinct and each does feel distinct.
Split is highly recommended to casual moviegoers and for Shyamalan detractors. The movie is creatively tense and James McAvoy's performance is astonishing.
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