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✴ Weight: 67 kg or 148 pounds  
✴ Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm   
✴ Hair Colour: Brown
✴ Eye Colour: Blue
✴ Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
✴ Date Of Birth: April 21, 1979   
✴ Occupation: Actor
✴ Notable Works: X-Men film series, State of Play, Shameless,  Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, Bollywood Queen, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, Wanted, Filth, Split, Trance

SPLIT

I’m a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan. I’m a huge James McAvoy fan. I’m a huge fan of the thriller genre. I’m very interested psychology and psychological disorders. This film was made for me. I guess by writing that I have revealed that I did, indeed, love it.

I love that it stuck with me for days. I love James McAvoy’s acting. I love how its a thrilling story with an underlying call for raising awareness of mental disorders. This movie is incredible. The characters are well thought out and the tension is high. I was on the edge of my seat.

Originally posted by sadly-not-a-fictional-character

James Mcavoy’s performance in this film cannot be over stated. He plays 1 individual who is also 8 individuals (the character has 24 personalities, but we see about 8), and he also acts out one of those personalities acting as if he is a different personality. Each one is convincing and suggests that each personality has a back story. Such depth.

The other characters, particularly Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Dr Fletcher (Betty Buckley) bring in different sides of people interacting with the antagonist. I am more and more convinced as I have been mulling this film over that it is highly literary and worthy of being analyzed as a classic novel. I found the Dr extremely interesting, perhaps even moreso than the protagonist. Casey I found somewhat hard to understand at first, with the actions of her friends being somewhat more sensible for people in that situation. As the movie goes on, we find out more about what kind of past she comes from and that shines a light on how she interacts with such a ruined man as Dennis/Kevin/Hedgwick,/etc.

I don’t like to get into spoilers. A friend of mine, who saw it before me said “The ending could ruin it for you.” The ending made it for me. It wasn’t predictable. It was meaningful.

This was an extremely well executed film full of meaning and social awareness. It features what may be some of the heights of acting being done today. There could be some more interesting visuals, but I think they made a storytelling choice to keep the focus on the characters.Top notch.

9.5/10

PS. I love it when Night shows up in his movies.

#RIPToriWu 6•26•15 😢
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So today is the scene when Tori Wu, played by Maggie Q- her character dies. Stated by Atlanta Filming earlier this morning, the shooting goes as following: “The cast run up the wall, cut a fence, somebody gets electrocuted and then Maggie gets shot.” 😰