Kevin (or is it Dennis?) meets his match in Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), a teen who accidentally happens to be with intended victims Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) at the time of the kidnapping. I swear to God, if Shyamalan is using Split as the catalyst for a series of interlaced films a la the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, I'm liable to start screaming and not stop until either I paralyze my vocal chords or collapse from a lack of air, whichever comes first. We tend to think if nothing happens to you and you have the normal life, then everything's flawless, but the Beast is kind of saying you are asleep. It's both amusing and disturbing, and the movie wouldn't work without McAvoy's go-for-broke performance.
To answer the question of whether or not Split would benefit from the artistic/critical success of The Visit, the answer is a resounding "Yes".
Shyamalan's script is not entirely free of the clunky lines that have plagued him throughout his career, but his claustrophobic and tense filmmaking, punctuated with just the right amount of comic relief, bail him out.
"In that scene where he is going moment to moment from one character to the next to the next, is one of the hardest things I've ever seen an actor do", Buckley says. All M. Night Shyamalan's movies from now on will be in the Shyamalaniverse.
It occurs to me that there's a lot of overlap between how we think of supervillains and how we think of horror movies. The idea that you are only pure if you've suffered?
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You feel connected to it. Locked in an underground room, Casey begins to realise their captor's multiple personalities include a paedophile, a prim but fierce woman, and the unseen Beast - a seemingly monstrous and cannibalistic identity that has terrified the other personalities into submission. When Hedwig or Patricia come to life, we can see how the girls come to believe they're talking to a 9-year-old boy or a prim and proper woman. "No one's going to trust me about anything anymore!" Shyamalan is definitely back on track and it'll be exciting to see what he releases next. And we more or less didn't, which means there may be some post-debut buzz and/or legs once the word gets around the campfire.
Was that a complicated matter? They just know that Dennis is the one to avoid. They were very gracious.
"I also hope people laugh and I also hope people have empathy and sympathy for the characters as well".
What's less predictable is the movie's eventual ending, and not necessarily in a good way.
Would that be Dunn vs.
I can't answer that either!