Split *Spoiler Alert*

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Mindy Nguyen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Split, a psychological thriller, was released to theaters January 20, 2017. The sneak peak trailers for this movie made it look absolutely crazy.  When the commercial for the film first aired on television, my excitement only grew. Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan, the director for this film, is known for making great movies – so fans expected this to be no different.

In the movie, three teenagers, Claire Benoit (Haley Lu Richardson), Marcia (Jessica Sula), and Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor Joy) are kidnapped by Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a man with 23 different personalities inhabiting his body.

The three terrified girls are  locked up in Kevin’s house. Benoit and Marcia attempt to come up with a plan to escape, however Cooke claims escaping will only lead to the personality “Dennis” hurting them further. The other two ignore her objections in a state of panic.

Throughout the movie, Kevin’s psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), becomes worried about Kevin’s unusual behavior, knowing he has so many different personalities. She wants to help him, but  feels like he isn’t telling her everything. Fletcher ends up visiting the house, leading to her demise. “Dennis,” angry about Fletcher’s visit and upset with the girl’s escape attempts, takes his anger out on Benoit and Marcia, in a shocking way.

Overall, I would give the movie a 7/10. The ending of the film was pretty confusing, much to my disappointment. However, I did really like Casey’s character because I thought that she was a brilliant girl that handled the situation a lot better than the others. In the movie she is the one that stands out the most, and I find that very interesting. I highly recommend seeing this movie with your friends, and keeping it away from younger children.

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