The good news, M. Night Shyamalan has made a good movie since 2017’s “Split.” Bad news, he’s still making twist endings that don’t make sense, and while “Old” is still enjoyable, his crazy screenplay and dialogue are bizarre and insane as you would expect from the enigma himself. However, there are still many positive moments in the film. The cinematography is breathtaking, the concept is impeccable, and the mystery of why everyone is aging will have you on the edge of your seat. Alex Wolff and Thomasin McKenzie are great as the brother and sister duo who start as young kids but are quietly aging due to the effects caused by being on the mysterious beach. The rest of the ensemble cast is good, including Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, and Eliza Scanlen, and Aaron Pierre. “Old” is by no means M. Night Shyamalan’s best film in a long time. Still, thanks to its great concept and terrific performances by Alex Wolff and Thomasin McKenzie, “Old” is a must-see this summer so go check it out in the theater before time runs out just like the characters in this movie.
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