Split (2016).

April 18, 2017

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IMDb: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, they must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

 

Sigh. I cannot be mild. This movie was just plain horrible, disappointing and a total waste of time. It’s not even the funny kind. It is the kind where at the end of it all, you’ll be caught in an overwhelming wave of regret for the time lost. (Oh, was I repeating myself?)

I love James McAvoy and I was super excited to see Anya Taylor-Joy after seeing her in The Witch (2015), but good god. The contradiction between McAvoy’s cringey acting and Taylor-Joy’s dull and monotonous part is the only thing that’s horrifying in this movie.

Ending was atrocious and leaves a bad taste in the mouth. And most distasteful is the unmissable exploitation of the teen actors having them act half-naked almost the whole duration of the film.

I think I’m really done with giving this director the benefit of the doubt. Well, at least for now. If you feel like watching a split personality-themed movie, do yourself a favor and watch Identity (2003) or Fight Club (1999) instead.

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