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Old Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Weirdest Movie, And It Demands A Streaming Review

Old Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Weirdest Movie, And It Demands A Streaming Review

“Old” has all the idiosyncrasies that audiences associate with artist M. Night Shyamalan, from the deliberately heightened dialogue that never quite feels natural, to the stylized visual compositions that don’t always work but never fail to catch your eye. attention. There’s also the somewhat gleefully sadistic side that’s found its way into Shyamalan’s films since “After Earth,” with characters often dying in gruesome, over-the-top ways that seem designed to make viewers scream and scream as much as – if not. more than – screaming in horror. Even Shyamalan joins in the fun with his trademark cameo, portraying himself as a character who almost winks at the camera as he leads the film’s protagonists to their doom.

Of course, there are things that don’t quite work in “Old,” like the film’s callous and inaccurate depiction of mental illness (a recurring problem in Shyamalan’s work), or a big reveal over the course of the film. third act that only seems to exist because, well, people expect Shyamalan films to include twist endings. Then there are the quasi-conservative, almost puritanical overtones that tend to run through Shyamalan’s films, though interpretations vary widely on this (see also: debates over what his latest horror thriller , “Knock at the Cabin,” even goes for thematically).

Despite all that, the visuals of “Old” are as warped as its plot and will burn into your brain long after you’ve seen the film. Plus, the story of the movie itself is about the starkly different ways people deal with their mortality, so in a way, it almost feels fitting that Shyamalan, much like his characters as they scramble to escape the range that makes you old, don’t always appear to have a firm grip on the steering wheel.

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