There’s really no need to watch the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer, because a) it’s a Star Wars movie; you know what to expect, and b) it’s a Star Wars movie; you’re obviously going to see it. It’s more fun not having anything spoiled (who’s this Darth fellow?), anyway. The same can’t be said for smaller movies, like M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, which went virtually unmentioned until the wackadoodle first trailer came out. Now it’s one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2017, with strong festival reviews.
Trailers are an essential evil, and Universal Pictures just released another one for Split, which gives away slightly more of the plot. Possibly too much. But it’s impossible to resist James McAvoy in a turtleneck. Or Anya Taylor-Joy returning to horror after her breakout role in The Witch. Or Shyamalan and Blumhouse Productions re-teaming after the success of last year’s The Visit.
I’ve already watched it three times (and laughed every time McAvoy says, “He’s done awful things to people, and he’ll do awful things to you”).
Though Kevin (McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. (Via)
Split — which is either going to be great or terrible, with absolutely no in-between — is released into theaters on Jan. 20, 2017.