There was a time where M. Night Shyamalan was hailed as the next Spielberg or Hitchcock. Audiences flocked to his movies eagerly awaiting a thought-provoking thriller.
As the years went on however, his name became tainted. What started as “Oh wow! Shyamalan? I can’t wait!” after The Sixth Sense, eventually became, “ugh him again?” with The Last Airbender.
While 2015’s The Visit showed a promising comeback for the director, Split is finally the return to form we all wanted from the director and ranks among Shyamalan’s best work.