Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.
This week I watched an amazing thriller that scared the shit out of me (excuse my french).
Split is one of those movies which, after watching it’s trailer, you can’t ignore.
You think about it all the time and simply can’t wait to watch it.
At least that is how it was in my case. I was so obsessed with Split, even before I watched it, that I even had a nightmare in which that Denis guy abducted me. I don’t think I have to stress out how creepy it was.
If you dare, you can see the trailer here.
The movie follows the story of a schizophrenic guy with 23 different personalities, living in one body.
He abducted 3 girls with only one purpose: to give them to “the beast”.
I watched this movie with 4 friends, and I was the one who liked it the best.
My friends said it was really good, but to me, it was amazing.
James McAvoy is such a good actor. One of the best ones out there. The way he potrayed those different pesonalities is beyond me. He managed to transform his face in a way that we could guess just from his expressions who was in the light at the moment (read, who is in charge of the body).
The story itself was creepy enough, but the subplot is what’s even more scary (Casey’s story).
I knew everyone talks about the end even before I’ve seen the movie (but I managed to avoid the discussion so I wouldn’t spoil myself).
However, I have to admit that, once I saw it, I didn’t understand it (famous actor cameo). Thanks to the online community, now I know what was so special about the ending and, even though I don’t remember I watched the movie Split was linked to, I still appreciate how the director connected two movies.
If you’re not scared too easily, please go watch this movie. It was so good, it’s no surprise everyone talks about it at the moment.
Quick note: After posting my movie review, I was told (and researched it afterwards) that DID is NOT schizophrenia.
I didn’t want to offend anyone and thanks to the community, I now know so much more about DID.
I also found out how people with DID are offended with this movie, because it portraited them in a wrong way, as violent persons.
I want to state that Split is piece of fiction, and most people do know how to separate fiction from reality, but there will always be people who take everything they see as facts.
I feel sorry for people with DID to feel that way, but I also, once again, want to stress out that this movie is piece of fiction and I take it as it is.
Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of UniversalPictures.