Most of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies orbit around the gravity of big plot twists and the surprise that happens when they get revealed. But I accidentally learned about the shocking end of Split months before it came out—and wound up enjoying the movie a lot more as a result.
Getting spoiled about what’s going to happen in pop culture entertainment is an occupational hazard of covering movies, comics, and games. Sometimes, reporting on a creative work necessitates knowing its intricacies in advance. This time, however, I unintentionally did it to myself. It started last November, after my colleague Germain Lussier had seen Split at last year’s Fantastic Fest.