OLD REVIEW (spoiler free)
Updated: Jul 27, 2021
OLD 2021 REVIEW (spoiler free)
M. Night Shyamalan is back, back with another story / poorly executed twist. Be ready for a fun & lacklustre ride! OLD follows a small family, who go on a vacation at an odd hotel. And find themselves invited to a private beach by the manager. The catch: they find themselves trapped there. Shyamalan enough? Guess not. Well, time moves faster there, and everyone is ageing rapidly. Is that enough?
Yes, too much actually.
It’s a load of fun. You get the popcorn munching & occasional nail-biting as expected — so the tension is great!
M. Night Shyamalan expresses his masterful directing (via) trippy camera-work / intense tracking-shots. And from a technical standpoint, it’s great. But when it comes down to the story, it gets a bit messy. I don’t know if it’s little / lack of character development or how silly everything becomes. But once you take into account how illogical *everything* is. You get taken out. And that sucks.
Easily the most ambitious film of the year — but my GOD. It gets dumb. Especially when the “twist” comes along, you are not only confused, but pissed that you wasted your money on a ticket. If you can put aside everything, this is a fun time. Jump-scare galore, some surrealist themes + the performances are great. You’re in for a fun time, but just remember: the ending sucks! So don’t get your hopes up for any sort of satisfying and / or clear explanation. Worth a watch.