You may not know this about me, but I am a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s work as a director. Signs frightened the hell out of me as a youngster, and it’s always been one of my favorite movies. Despite the fact that The Last Airbender virtually single-handedly wrecked my childhood, I’ve always considered myself a moderate fan of M. Night’s films, if only because I know I’m going to receive something different every time. When the first trailer for his new film, Old, was out, I knew I wanted to watch it.
In a nutshell, Old is about a group of people who find themselves stranded on a beach. The problem is that on this beach, humans age at a faster pace, compressing their whole existence into about a day. The characters need to get off this beach as soon as possible and figure out what’s going on. Let me just say that I thoroughly liked Old. I don’t believe it’s a really good film, but I enjoyed my time viewing it. The idea is intriguing enough that I was immediately drawn in, and Shyamalan does an excellent job of keeping you interested for the duration of the film. The suspense aspect of it all, though, was the only thing that kept me engaged throughout the movie. IMDB