When a new talent appears, not many have the bang that M. Night Shyamalan did. With The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs, he was the new big director. When his name was attached to a film, it was a must see phenomenon. He became so popular, even though he was behind the camera, that he appeared in commercials. But then … well … things went downhill. With five bombs in a row, he suddenly showed that like most folks, he too was human.
Then in 2010, he wrote a little film called Devil that put him back on the map, and then followed that with a found footage horror film called The Visit, and it seemed like he was back on track. Finally in 2017, his new film, Split, has shown that indeed, the director we saw with his first three films, was back. An interesting film starring James McAvoy in what some would call a career defining performance.
Dark Discussions takes a look at this critical darling and box office sensation. We discuss and give our critique. Is the film as good as many have said? Listen to find out. Also starring the small cast of Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Jessica Sula, the film has led the box office for three weeks yet only cost nine million dollars to make. Maybe Shyalaman is back.