I’m sure we’ve all heard of the brand new blockbuster where the highly talented James McAvoy plays a character who has 23 personalities living inside him. While the concept itself is phenomenal I can’t help but be a tad disappointed by the execution of the film itself.
The film initially takes the direction of raising awareness about individuals who live with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). I was super pumped by this idea as raising awareness for something AND having a captivating plot is something very few can achieve.
However, the film took a turn for the worse for me when it described this disorder as being something more than a chemical imbalance. It veered towards the supernatural and that didn’t sit well with me. I mean imagine someone describing depression as the Devil’s play. You end up brushing the problem aside and something “otherly”
Another thing that prevented the movie from being a “wow” was the lack of character depth. Yes, Casey’s character was built to the core but the same cannot be said for James McAvoy. I believe a sequel is being made and perhaps that will delve deeper into his abusive past and his DID.
The ending itself left many quite confused. Again I believe this is due to the said sequel. But again, the directors and producers could have ended the film on a more high impact scene.