Although it wasn't bad, and I enjoyed it, I have to say that MNS did not quite stick the landing.
Even within the context of a superhero movie, the premise did not make sense. If they wanted to make it more easy to accept, they would probably have needed to further develop it. It would appear to be implied that
Similarly the pacing seemed off. The key action scene needed to be edited better to be impactful. The ending was also drawn-out too long. I mean I know he likes his long pull-out shots but I wasn't loving it.
The dialogue needed improvement: I found it distracting how banale and off-fleek some of the lines were. Like even sitting in the theatre I was thinking, "damn, he should have said" X.
I mean presumably Shyamalan has been thinking about this for nearly two decades. I'm assuming he didn't wait until Split was a success to start penning the sequel. Right? Surely.
According to Jackson, the ending was originally completely different.
I should mention some of the things that were good. The performances by the three main actors were good, obviously with special note of McAvoy's various roles. His physicality as the Beast worked. The Beast's
Given its modest budget it is a commercial success, and it was mainly funded out of the director's pocket,