First Glance: “Old”

We only got a tiny nibble of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming new film “Old” during the Super Bowl. Today Universal Pictures gave us a full plate by dropping the film’s first trailer. I don’t like to put too much into trailers as they have shown to be pretty unreliable when it comes to gauging movies. But this one has me really interested in Shyamalan’s latest effort. The film looks weird, creepy, and it has the kind of mindbending plot I can really get into.

Shyamalan puts together an intriguing cast for his horror thriller about vacationing families on a secluded tropical beach. Their time of relaxing family fun turns to terror once they begin to age incredibly fast. To make matters worse, every attempt to leave the beach is repelled by unknown forces. The film features Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps (so good in “The Phantom Thread”), Thomasin McKenzie, Rufus Sewell, Eliza Scanlen, Alex Wolff, and more. While many people are still leery when it comes to Shyamalan, I enjoyed each of his last three movies. So sign me up.

“Old” opens in theaters July 23rd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

14 thoughts on “First Glance: “Old”

    • I did! I’m one of the lone defenders of that movie! LOL. I felt a lot of people misread what MNS was going for in that film. Then again I’ve been meaning to give it a rewatch just to see if I feel the same way.

      • To me it seemed like such a sharp contrast to the other 2. Similar to how I felt with the Alien series with “Covenant.” With “Old” it’s more than MNS’s vision, I just don’t like the teenagers/families/couple going on vaca and finding horror trope.

      • I understand where you’re coming from. I think for me there was enough in the trailer that had me really curious as to where the story may be going. Plus there’s several cast members I’m really interested in seeing together. It’s certainly not a sure thing, but I have my fingers crossed.

  1. Definitely seeing this! There’s that creepy atmosphere as seen in The Visit. It has a pretty strong cast too. Gael Garcia Bernal is always great!

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