Aware that the ruse is up, he fills in the backstory behind the twist. Claire's dad is giving them a ride home. January 27, Share this: In the final confrontation between the Beast and Casey, he understands that Casey has a similarly traumatic past as he and lets her survive.
Left in a state of exponentially growing mystification, I now followed the film, after its seemingly satisfying closure, going off on a curious tangent, as the camera enters a diner where a bunch of people are avidly following a newscast reporting on the aftermath of the abduction.
Most of the action of Split takes place in a cellar and in small rooms within that again.
He strips down to his underwear and tells Casey to take off her clothes because "animals don't wear clothes". She hides in a locker but her trembling breath is so loud that Dennis finds her. Night Shyamalan made his comeback in with a new psychological thriller Split—a story about a character with 23 identities about to be usurped by the 24th, known as the Beast.
With a subtle entry into the Unbreakable world with Split I think Night Shyamalan is back at his best. It started that way but as soon as I got an idea in my head, I had to throw it out. James McAvoy plays it really convincingly too.
Betty Buckley has a slightly meatier role as Kevin's therapist Dr. The girls continue to try and find a way out. Like Kevin, Casey was abused as a child by the one closest to her after her uncle becomes her guardian.
The Beast starts bending the bars to get in, but he then notices multiple scars on Casey's body. We see another flashback with Little Casey on a hunting trip.
Patricia says that The Beast will protect them now. Long takes are not prevalent in Split, but the mirror scene with Kevin is now shot in a long take, the camera moving from mirror to mirror as Kevin alternates between personalities.
Hedwig leaves, and the girls start looking for a way out through the walls.
The girls meet another identity, Hedwig, who has the mannerisms of a 9-year-old boy. The final diner scene is also done in two long takes, with the camera self-consciously gliding around the premises, harking back to the highly overt stylistic apparatus of Unbreakable.
Another stylistic motif is the fact that we are very often looking slightly up at the characters. Kevin kidnaps three girls - Casey, Claire, and Marcia - in an attempt to sacrifice them to The Beast. Why is Kevin allowed to walk on the streets freely even after he is diagnosed with multiple personalities disorder?
And we do mean anything. But Split nevertheless calls upon a full range of key Shyamalan obsessions: Hedwig starts to come back, but Casey and Marcia hold the door back as Claire tries climbing out.
Please share it with your friends Marcia is forced to remove her skirt and Casey takes off her flannel shirt. And Split is very much a Shymalan film through and through. All of this might pave the way for a return of Samuel L. Even down to the exact same twist that you were watching a superhero movie and you didn't know it.
For more movie madness, check out our guide to the horror movies we're psyched about in There are also elegant flourishes on a smaller scale:I saw Split this afternoon, and I think it’s the strangest movie I have seen in a very long time.
I was expecting this movie to be a bit strange, since the main character (played by James McAvoy) had 24 different personalities and it is an M Night Shyamalan movie. Final Warning: This post contains spoilers for M. Night Shyamalan's Split.
As many of you know by now (hopefully because you went and saw the film for yourselves, rather than having some dipshit. Split is a American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M.
Night Shyamalan (The Visit; Signs; The Sixth Sense), who co-produced with Marc Bienstock and Jason Blum. The film will be released on January 20, by Universal Pictures. M. Night Shyamalan talks Split spoilers, including a tease of what’s to come!
Did you catch M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest on the big screen this weekend? If not, read on at your own risk as we. Film Summary. Split is a psychological horror thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars James McAvoy who is widely known for his role as Professor X in the X-men Movies.
The movie also stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley. Jan 19, · How M. Night Shyamalan and others keep twists intact in mysterious movies. For 'Split' director, rule No. 1 is having an honor code with his audience.Download