New flick “Split” leaves fans with nightmares

Chloe Garland, Journalist

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The new thriller, Split, has left many viewers shocked as they exited the movie theater over the past couple of weeks. This is a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you wonder, will they make it out alive?

The movie begins with a scene of a clearly spoiled teenage girls’ birthday party. Claire, as she is called, makes it clear that she did not want to invite everyone in her class, but her father found it best fit that she did, as to not hurt anyone’s feelings. Casey, a girl who was unhappily attending the party, as she was not very fond of the birthday girl, finds out that she doesn’t have a ride home. Claire then offers a ride to Casey, and she graciously accepts. As the girls are waiting in the car for Claire’s father to drive them, a loud thump is heard and, presumably, the father enters the vehicle. This is when things take a turn for the worse.

The story line is essentially about the girls’ captivity and survival after a man with multiple personalities kidnaps them. The movie is more suspenseful than anything else, as the climax (or plot twist) doesn’t occur until the end nears.

With excellent actors and cinematography, the film was inevitably bound to be successful. Split is an excellent work, and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of sci-fi or suspense movies. As the lead role, James McAvoy was phenomenal. He had to play a total of nine different characters, which were his “body’s” characters’ personalities. I know that what I’m trying to explain most likely is not making sense, but Split can be definitely be described as one of those movies that you have to see to understand. The trailer can be viewed below for further explanation.

Split is rated PG-13 for violence, minor language, and mild sexual undertone. It is suitable for mature audiences only. Parental guidance is strongly recommended for underage viewers.

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