Old movie review - Aussieboyreviews
ARE M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN’S THRILLS IN OLD MORE BORING THAN SCARY?
This clever thriller’s thrills are rather exciting than scary or boring. Despite all the mixed reviews, Old is a pretty entertaining and solid movie about a family rapidly ageing on a holiday.
During a tropical holiday, a family discover that the beach where they’re spending a few hours at is somehow making them age rapidly, minimising their whole lives into one day.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Aaron Pierre
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Release Date (Australia): 22 July 2021
Runtime: 108 minutes/1h 48m
Genre: Horror, Drama, Mystery
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains supernatural themes, death and depictions of healing wounds.
The film contains depictions of stabbings and slittings and that are often accompanied by blood and injury detail.
The film contains a use of the word “f**king”, as well as uses of “ass”, “damn” and “s**t”.
A nude woman is viewed from behind.
PG-13 (for strong violence, disturbing images, suggestive content, partial nudity and brief strong language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Progressing into Old’s gripping concept will usually compel you the most once you’ve completely ditched all the high hopes you’d take along to an M. Night Shyamalan thriller. Although many of the mixed reviews shared several disagreements and owned divergent opinions, Old’s concept was very fascinating and obviously featured an unexpected twist. The director’s biggest fans will surely appreciate the familiar underlying design.
Surprisingly however, this psychologically-themed thriller is packed nearly to the brink with the combination of clever motives and striking performances. For example, ALL of the components that come with the ageing idea are portrayed with detail and are intelligent. The family all begin with the average parents’ and kids’ age, before growing to teenagers and elders in an extremely fascinating style.
If anything destroys the talent of the story, the automatic swifts between the cast members can occasionally get uneven. But there thankfully are matching reasons and theories that’ll make sense behind them. And despite the lack of jaw-dropping moments in most M. Night Shyamalan movies, Old can just get away with entertaining us by providing multiple twists and turns.
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