New 2017 Movie SPLIT Reviewed
Split, directed by M. Night Shaymalan, is a story about a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder.
In this movie, Kevin (James McAvoy), has developed 24 different personalities due to the abuse he faced at the hand of his mother as a child.
All of the personalities in Kevin’s body have the same goal: protect Kevin. Most of the personalities that have inhabited Kevin’s body are benevolent ;however, some of them believe the only way to protect Kevin is to make a sacrifice to the Beast.
I would rate this movie a 5/10 because it did not turn out the way I expected it to. However, the acting throughout the film was very well done as James McAvoy did justice to the role of Kevin and was very convincing in showing the shift in personalities. Anya Taylor-Joy was a good choice for Casey as she really gave emotion to the role. Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula as Claire and Marcia were very good at portraying the typical “popular girl” roles.
One problem I have with the movie is that the personalities were not as developed as they could have been. There were a total of 24 personalities that Kevin’s body held, but only nine were portrayed.