You kinda have a point about Dunn showing up in any (M. Night) movie, but the truth is Unbreakable and Split were always meant to be in the same universe. So can his surprise appearance be considered a twist? I think it can to a degree.
As for the beast, it’s much less of a surprise when we see him appear since he’s obviously mentioned throughout the entire movie. But, despite knowing this and being familiar with M. Night’s tricks, it’s fairly shocking because nothing supernatural really happens in the movie until that final act. While an M. Night twist that throws you off guard was to be expected, for a while it genuinely felt as if this movie was going to stay in the psychological thriller genre. So when the beast appears, the whole tone of the film changes. And idk about you, but when it happened it sorta had the same effect on me twists in other movies gave me.
Twist or no twist, I think that’s for the viewer to decide.
Thanks. At least i know i didn't miss anything. I do have to admit that i was surprised at the beast's emergence in the third act but i wouldn't call it a twist because we were flat-out told about it throughout the movie.
The Sixth Sense, on the other hand, is an example of a twist done exactly right. The movie didn't cheat at all as all the indications were there but they were nothing you would pick up on until it was revealed.
Same. At first I was disappointed. "Really? We're really doing this, huh?"
But for as much criticism as the supernatural element got, I'd rather have had it and then the tie-in with Unbreakable than not had it and have this be a stand-alone movie.