Split's Twist Ending Is Hidden In The Poster
M. Night Shyamalan's most recent movie, Split, is both an effective thriller and also satiates America's fervent desire to see Professor X perform drama class exercises for an audience of captive teen girls. As we've mentioned, the big twist at the end of the movie finds Bruce Willis quietly sipping a cup of coffee at a greasy spoon diner -- almost as if they only way Willis would agree to pop by for a low-budget cameo was if Shyamalan rolled cameras while he enjoyed a tasty beverage in a seated position.
Universal PicturesMeanwhile, Haley Joel Osment is taking a huge dump in the men's room.
You see, that scene connects Split to Shyamalan's 2000 flick Unbreakable -- the two movies are set in the same universe, setting the stage for the upcoming joint sequel which is going to be called Glass. This is presumably a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's Unbreakable character, Mr. Glass, and not an indication that they're gonna introduce a famous minimalist composer into the Split-verse.
Not since Shyamalan surprised us with the reveal at the end of The Sixth Sense has one of his twists worked so well ... which is why it's doubly surprising that he sort of spoiled it himself. Displaying a Batman-villain-like knack for leaving clues, Shyamalan hinted at the twist in the movie's poster. The Split and Unbreakable posters feature a similar cracking glass motif:
Universal Pictures, Touchstone PicturesBruce Willis doesn't look happy to see that someone copied his hairdo.
Not only that, but when you place the two posters side by side, the cracks almost connect -- as if it's one pane of glass that's broken. This could very well be linked to the theory that Mr. Glass was responsible for activating Split's protagonist's powers. Whatever the case, it should now be way easier to tell which Shyamalan movies to skip. If the poster shows glass and/or Bruce Willis, go see it. If not, you're good reading the ending on Wikipedia.
Rogue One's Theater Displays Hid A Secret Imperial Code
We all know that everyone's going to go see a new Star Wars movie, so you have to wonder why Lucasfilm even needs a marketing department at this point. Really, they could slap a piece of printer paper with "Star Wars" misspelled in crayon, and the movie would still make a billion dollars. But for some reason, they keep bothering to make posters, and are even encoding secret messages in them.