This past weekend, I finally went and saw the movie Split and it’s safe to say it was worth the wait to plan a free day when I had time to go see it. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this movie is a thriller that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. The best part about it is that it’s not one of those thrillers that makes you jump because someone jumps out, but rather makes you think and adds suspense.
The main character is named Kevin and is played by James McAvoy. Kevin suffers from what is known as dissociative identity disorder and he has 23 distinct identities. While under the influence of one of the identities, Kevin kidnaps 3 teenage girls and locks them away in a room. While the girls are trapped, you will get glimpses of each of his identities and what they are capable of.
James McAvoy does an incredible job in this movie and is able to take on many different rolls with the different identities. There are some identities that are considered good, happy, and functioning, while there are others that are considered bad and should be suppressed. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s fascinating to watch as his identity changes and how it’s a completely different person inside of the same man’s body.
This movie isn’t short of any action either, it’s full of twists and turns and the plot continues to thicken throughout the movie. I can tell you I was definitely hooked and on the edge of my seat within the first few minutes and I really don’t have the strongest attention span. Some scenes do get a bit gory and has some very mature content so this movie is not for the faint of heart.
I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys suspenseful, slightly gory thrillers that are worthy of their R rating. The climax of the movie is pretty crazy and is of course followed by a happy ending but there’s an interesting cliffhanger at the very end. I’d say there is definitely going to be a sequel and I’ll be just as excited to check it out when it hits the theaters.