NOTE: This Article is 100% SPOILER-FREE!
Split is a movie that probably wasn't on most moviegoers radars as 2017 began, but it's about to be buzzing in a big way as it debuts in theaters this weekend!
As the latest film from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it should be no secret that there is a secret ending to the film. After all, there's a reason that the term "Shyamalan twist" was invented and applied to modern films; ever since The Sixth Sense in 1999, the Philadelphia-based filmmaker has been twisting audience expectations and leaving them shocked. At least... back when his films still connected with audiences.
The horror/thriller genre has gotten Shyamalan back to his roots, with the 2015 film The Visit becoming a cult hit, and now Split generating major buzz, it seems that Shyamalan is making something of a comeback right now.
We'll leave it up to our official Split review to tell you if the film is any good, but you should know this beforehand:
- Split does have several twists in its story - and the ending is something that WILL be talked about.
- It's the type of "event film" that's best seen as close to release as possible, as the secrets that create the viewing experience aren't likely to stay secret for very long after release.
- If you've been an M. Night fan, it's an extra special return to form.
- We're not paid by the studio to write this (we wish). We're just trying to be informative and helpful to movie geeks looking for a potential good time!
To say more would be saying to much. If you don't want to get SPOILED, get to the theater soon, and/or watch your back on social media. The SPOILERS are coming...
Check out more general information about Split below - or find out about theater locations and showtimes HERE.
SYNOPSIS: After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are kidnapped in broad daylight: friends Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), and difficult outsider Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy). Their captor Kevin (James McAvoy) locks the trio in a windowless room, then proceeds to frighten and baffle them. One minute he's wearing eyeglasses and obsessive about cleanliness, the next he's presenting as female, and later he acts like a nine-year-old boy. It is revealed that Kevin exhibits 23 alternate personalities, and in order to escape, his captives must convince one of the personalities within him to set them free, before the arrival of the 24th and final personality, the "beast".
Split will be in theaters this Friday.