Movie Review | Is Split (2017) Worth Watching?

“An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” ~ Dr. Fletcher



Firstly, welcome to Lyd on Life

Can I say I’m a fan of James McAvoy even though I’ve only seen like 3 of his movies?

I’m gonna say it anyway. I’m a fan!

And as a fan, it was only right for me to watch Split and give me 2 sense on it.

Split. Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th personality.

So, let’s get into the review.

Did I like the movie?

Yes, I did. I enjoy thrillers that deal with mental disorders and James McAvoy depicts each personality so uniquely and different. I think that’s what I liked most about the movie, being able to see an actors’ ability to play so many different roles without the use of facial props and excessive CGI. Just him, some clothes and a bit of lipstick. The 24th personality called “the beast” was very good. I genuinely didn’t expect him to look or act the way he did. The movie had a bit of suspense and humour to …

What did I not like?

I won’t lie, the movie did take a while to build-up the anticipation. If you’re more of an action person rather than art person you might fall asleep (there was a guy yawning annoyingly as it he was being forced to watch it). I think the movie would have been more interesting if we saw Kevin a bit more as a pose to just seeing his other personalities. Having his childhood explained a little more would have helped us to know Kevin as much as we got to know the characters.

Would I watch again?

Probably not. I feel once you’ve seen it, the mystery and thriller disappears. However, I did take something away from the movie: Do we really know how powerful our minds are? Can we change our body chemistry with our thoughts? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows. I might watch it again to see if I missed anything but not any time soon.

Overall Rating

Over all I’d give Split a 6/10 purely because of James McAvoy’s acting and the last 30 minutes of the movie where we got to see and understand the full extent of Kevin’s Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Next movie on my list is Logan. I am an X-man fan (obviously) so hoping it won’t disappoint. We’ll see.

Your Turn…

Have you watched Split? What did you think of it? What would you give in on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the worse and 10 being the best)?

Get in touch, tweet me @lydonlifeblog or share your experiences and tips with everybody in the comments.

Till next time.

Lydia x |


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