James McAvoy has 23 personalities in the new horror film Split

Post date: Jan 27, 2017 12:43:42 PM

By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted January 27, 2017

Split is about Kevin (played by James McAvoy), who is diagnosed with split personality disorder with 23 identities in his head. Over time only 3 personalities takes over Kevin’s body: Dennis, a neat freak who is very calm and calculated; Patricia, a loving lady that has a dark side; and Hedwig, a nine year old who can take over Kevin’s body at anytime. The thing that these personalities have in common is that they believe in a creature called the beast, which is a dark and powerful creature that requires sacrifices to keep it happy. The beast however, is Kevin’s twenty fourth identity. When the beast is the dominant personality, Dennis kidnaps three teenage girls: Claire (played by Haley Lu Richardson), Marica (played by Jessica Sula), and Casey (played by Anya Taylor-Joy). So it’s up to the girls to try and trick the personalities into letting them go.

Split is the type of film that has a great promise and a great cast that comes together to make a great film. James McAvoy’s performance as Kevin is great and it shows how versatile he is as an actor. The story itself is very interesting to see someone with different identities change physically and mentally based on the identity that takes over. The only thing I wish I could see more out of in Split is more of Kevin’s personalities and how they react off each other. Split gets 9/10 stars.