On the surface, this is a standard teen-angst coming-of-age film, (I'd cheerfully watch them all day). Such films can be collections of tropes: 'growing up sucks', 'sex as rite of passage', 'my family is crazy', 'first experience of grief', 'I'm not one of the cool kids' and so on. Edge of Seventeen has all of these, but the writing and lead performances lift it above the mundane. The whole thing feels fresh and real and we're invested in the emotional…
If you've drunk the kool-aid of the deluge of Marvel and DC super-hero movies, perhaps this is a slightly more interesting version of that.
Unbreakable was a brilliant film in it's time. This film has lots of punch-ups but you're so uninterested in the fate of the characters the fighting is mere noise.
Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson do what they can with their characters, although that's not much. James McAvoy's virtuoso performance of the multiple personalities was impressive, but ultimately just annoying.
Based on this film, I'll go now and delete "Split" out of my watchlist.