lover of trash
old has a bevy of blemishes which detract from its fantastic concept. a weak script leaves little room for subtext, odd editing choices distract from great dramatic scenes, and an absolutely bonkers final act will leave some in the cold.
however, if you can bear with its miscues, old showcases m night shyamalan at his most creative. old is an unfettered beast of hilarious and terrifying oddities, and is very much worth seeing in theaters. it’s shyamalan’s most technically impressive film since the village, featuring some fantastic cinematography. no one does it like shyamalan.