We watched the trailer first, and I have to say, that made me almost not want to watch it. It freaked me out! I don’t like horror, and the trailer made this look like horror. Spreadsheet Guy, who knows how easily I get weirded out by things, said we could stop it at any time, so I settled in expecting to head to bed early.
The movie is about three girls who are abducted by a guy with 23 personalities. They’re locked in a room together, and they meet some of the different personalities. One is scary. He’s the guy who abducted them. Another one is the woman, Patricia, who seems like the brains behind the “plan.” Then there’s Hedwig, a kid, and another guy who’s in charge most of the time.
James McAvoy was amazing. It was very clear which personality he was, and while it was freaky seeing how different he could be, it was impressive too. I don’t like scary movies, and while this was a terrifying situation, I was completely hooked by the story and premise. The ending was pretty freaking awesome. I don’t want to say anything about it, but when the movie was over, I sat back and thought, “Wow. That was some great storytelling.”
If you haven’t watched Split, do so now so it doesn’t get spoiled for you. It’s worth the time.
(WARW (Write a Review Wednesday) is something I started because I have a habit of putting off writing reviews. As an author, I know how important reviews are for the success of a book, so I’m making a concerted effort to write at least one review a week. Reviews might not always be about books–they could be about games, podcasts, online classes, etc. If you want to see all my WARW reviews, click WARW. (Links above may include affiliate inks.))