By: Seth Voty
This issue, The Squire is reviewing the thriller, Split, a horror film directed by M Night Shyamalan. The movie is about a man with a disease, called Dissociative Identity Disorder, which causes him to have multiple personalities.
The main character’s name is Kevin, although he visits his psychiatrist as one of his other identities, Barry, which is his dominant identity. His doctor tries to figure out what happened to him and how to fix it. He has 23 different personalities, some of which are scary and violent. Two of his identities, Dennis and Miss Patricia, are responsible for kidnapping teen girls while at their birthday party. There is one personality called “the beast” which is his most violent horrifying personality. He also goes from being a girl to a nine year old boy. You almost never know which one he is because he could be one personality disguised as another.
Because the movie is rated PG-13 and is a thriller, there are some scenes not appropriate for kids. For example, there is one where women are forced to do bad things, leading them to be abused and abducted. There are also a few lines with swear words and inappropriate references. Additionally, some parts of the movie are very brutal and characters get into multiple fights, with one character being hit with a chair and others fighting with rifles and knifes.
Overall, this movie has a lot of suspense, which adds to the horror aspect of the movie. The plot was well thought-out and very entertaining. Also, the movie didn’t seem like it was being drug out – the action keeps views interested all of the actors played their parts well and fit their parts well. Although there was a lot of violence, it wasn’t to the point of being overly brutal.
If you’d like to watch Split, check out the Dipson theatre website for local playing times.