Old review- The next ‘The Happening’?


Old reminds of the old M. Night Shyamalan we do not miss with his flops like ‘The Happening’ ‘After/Earth’ ‘Lady In The Water’ and ‘The Village’. I am not totally sure how I was expecting Old to go after M. Night has been on roll lately with ‘The Visit’ ‘Split’ and ‘Glass’.

This is a boring epic coming one of the most ambitious directors when it comes to thrillers, Old, however, feels much more like a thriller for the young adult age. I was even more stunned by how how atrocious and tedious the script was with nothing going on for a good chunk for the movie. Also, when it does start to happen people will grow old of this movie already.


It starts off as a genuine approach for M. Night getting to know the families that will be involved in this adventure on the beach that makes kids grow at an exceedingly fast rate. Including everybody on the beach, however, in most cases you cannot see the effect on everyone like kids. For the parents it effects their cells and brain more than their body appearances. When it comes to being an M. Night Shyamalan fan like I am, you know sometimes when he takes an ambitious approach, he sometimes swings and misses. Again, that is the case with Old.

The performances were also very wooden and stale in Old, even Alex Wolff could not do much with his role, for a movie to have an A-List feel like this and be a complete flop it is almost like M. Night Shyamalan copied the blueprints from ‘The Road To Wellville’ not even viewing this in 4DX or D-Box cinemas will make Old an interesting watch.


Overall grade: 0.5/5 stars

Written By: AJ Friar

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