(July 29, 2018) Original
(October 14, 2018) New Trailer (#2)
(January 13, 2019) New Posters (#2-#13)
January 18, 2019
From IMDb: “Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.”
Poster Rating: B / B- / C+ / C (3) / B- (2) / C / C+ / D+ (3)
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Review: (#1) The tri-color motif is surprisingly strong, as is the reflection of three figures in the floor.
(#2) Shattered glass with various individual images connected to this film series is visually distinctive, even if the artwork looks a bit too two-dimensional. (#3) The color combination is solid and the overall look is acceptable, but the general design isn’t particularly exciting. (#4-#6) The three characters in hero/villain garb and out of it is an interesting aesthetic if it weren’t for that boring white backdrop. (#7-#8) This pair of posters, obviously missing the third design to round out the whole, may not have an interesting backdrop, but the color scheme and visual design are modestly fascinating. (#9) It’s almost like they took the third design and asked “how can we make this boring.” This is the end result. (#10) More akin to the third design, but somehow the extra white space makes things feel less organized. (#11-#13) A trio of character posters that use color modestly well, but which still feature a boring overall tableau.
Trailer Rating: B / B-
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Review: (#1) I haven’t seen either of the films that supposedly feed into this, yet I’m interested in how everything comes together. Interested enough that I may finally put both The Sixth Sense (because I still haven’t seen M. Night Shyamalan’s first film) and Unbreakable into my queue along with Split, possibly even the remaining films of his I haven’t seen just to finish out the filmography and decide if I want to give Shyamalan another chance.
(#2) Now that we know what the plot actually is rather than a modest tease of them, we can begin to form an impression of the film and its potential. While it’s nice to see actors of this caliber digging into the story with all their strengths, it at the same time feels like a bald-faced attempt to capitalize on prior popularity for a film that looks surprisingly generic.