Each year, I want to celebrate films that changed my perspective of them. These 5 films aren’t necessarily the best movies of the year, but they surprised me in ways that I didn’t expect. These are movies that are either tied to a long tradition of terrible (either the franchise or the director) or just didn’t look good from the trailer but managed to defy all odds. Here are my 5 most surprising movies of 2017.
Split marks a welcome return for M. Night Shyamalan
In this day in age, the thought of an M. Night Shyamalan film may send shivers down your spine. Movies like The Lady In The Water or Avatar: The Last Airbender may still very much be engraved in your mind. Shyamalan did show some good signs with his found footage creep fest, The Visit, however, Split is the movie where he finally redeems himself.