This is the form of storytelling a big chunk of the cinema/cable/streaming audience loves these days, interconnecting threads, shared characters, etc.
Not a fan of that, myself. But “Split” was fraught, I tellya, just fraught! Shyamalan’s comeback has been humbling enough to make him a sharper, less frivolous and self-indulgent filmmaker. So why not?
Just when you write him, and write off Bruce Willis AGAIN, they get another shot.
At least one film breaks out every January, in the middle of dumped horror pictures and Oscar holdovers. Could this Jan 18 release be it?