Quick Review: Old (2021)

Old is one of those movies where you’re not really sure if it should be a horror movie or not. It’s definitely on the line, but it’s a line director M. Night Shyamalan loves to toy with which makes Old a definite must-watch.

It’s really hard to even talk about what Old actually is without spoiling the ending. Think LOST, but time sped up to a lifetime being ~48 hrs. There’s a lot more going on that I REALLY wish got expanded on. The whole aging part yeah thats cool but I wan’t to know about the other stuff that was going on. If you’ve seen LOST you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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I kept feeling like they were setting the beginning and end up to be a new IP that they can explore further, similar to how Purge got its start. But once the credits hit I’m just not so sure that’s even an idea they entertained – and that makes me kind of sad.

Overall the acting wasn’t the greatest and the pacing was all over the place. The ending was great but again, I needed more of it. That said, Old was a great watch, it’s unique enough that any horror fan that likes movies such as Cube should give it a watch once it’s out of theaters (if it isn’t already).