The major point of Split is about the three teenage girls-Casey, Claire and Marcia who are kidnapped by Kevin who has more than 23 personalities that are more dangerous than regular human.
While the girls are imprisoned at secretive place, Kevin goes to meet his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher and finally finds his multiple identities reaching a war with one another. Obviously, a twenty-fourth personality, the Beast who dominates all of the others is emerging. This movie contains six main characters. Firstly, James McAvoy acted as Kevin Wendell Crumb who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, has 24 different personalities and abducts three teenage girls. Secondly, Anya Taylor-Joy acted as a Casey Cooke who has a traumatic history.
Her life becomes even worse due to the abduction which is organised by Kevin. Thirdly, Betty Lynn Buckley played a Dr. Karen Fletcher who is the Kevin’s psychologist. Fourthly, Haley Lu Richardson played Claire Benoit.
She is chummy with Casey and Marcia and is also abducted by Kevin. Lastly, Jessica Sula played Marcia who is also one of the teenage kidnapping victims. The movie’s setting started on November 2015 with principal photography in Philadelphia. The reshoots were set up in June 2016.
The first performance of film was on September 2016 at Fantastic Fest. The film was first released in America on January 2017. In Philadelphia, the movie was set up at Sun Centre Studios, Silk City Diner Bar and Lounge, 30th Street Station and Philadelphia Zoo which is a home of Kevin which he uses to imprison the three girls.
New Jersey is also one of the movie’s settings. After seeing the movie, we found that there are three significant events. At the beginning of the film, Dennis who is one of Kevin’s personalities organises the kidnapping of Casey, Claire and Marcia in order to sacrifice to the Beast. He firstly attacks Claire’s father and suddenly abducted the three girls at the parking. In the middle of the movie, Dennis organises the rituals for the Beast’s religion.
He brings flower to the train before becoming the Beast. The last one of the major events is when Casey tries to escape from the Beast at the Philadelphia Zoo. She fights with him, shooting him for many times, but the Beast is able to tolerate to the pain. There is a climax of the fight when Casey is in an animal cage and wears only a tank top showing many scars on her top body. The Beast subsequently notices that scars and realises that she is used to face with the pain and trauma leading her to be pure in the eyes of the Beast. Fortunately, he finally decides not to kill her.