Have You Seen . . . Split?


Split is a new action-packed psychological thriller movie, rated PG-13, that you should definitely check out! Split, which was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was released to theaters on January 20th, 2017.

This movie is about a man named Kevin, who has a condition called dissociative identity disorder, meaning that he has multiple personalities…twenty-three to be exact! Each one of his personalities has different characteristics that make each personality completely different from the rest. One of Kevin’s personalities draws him to kidnap three teenage girls and keep them hostage in his underground home. Though Kevin’s psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, has seen each of the twenty-three known personalities, there remains one still hidden who is set to dominate all the others, which has a horrifying side to it, and is called “The Beast.” As the girls attempt every chance they get to escape, they realize that there is no way to escape “The Beast.” The girls’ fight for survival will surely keep you on the edge of your seat!

Brooke Gerdeman (pictured above) went with me to see Splitand she said she loved the movie! She said her favorite part was when Kevin turned into “The Beast.”

There is some conspiracy surrounding the movie and Kevin’s dissociative identity disorder. Many people have been criticizing the film’s imperfections in acting out the real version of dissociative identity disorder. According to “The Verge,” a movie review website, “Shyamalan’s script uses the more up-to-date term for dissociative identity disorder rather than “multiple-personality” to refer to Kevin’s condition.”

A plot twist at the end of the movie also reveals that Split is the sequel to the popular M. Night Shyamalan thriller movie from 2000, called Unbreakable. If you want the full story of this crazy movie, be sure to check it out in theaters now!

By: Breanna Ellerbrock

Short URL: http://voice.lp.noacsc.org/?p=13529

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