M. Night Shyamalan’s career has spanned decades now and during that time he’s created some of the best genre cinema there is. With his latest film, OLD (2021), he once again delves into existential matters such as each individual’s mortality. Rather an original story, he takes the tale from the French cult graphic novel, Sandcastle, by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters.
Groups of wealthy families head to an exclusive resort. While there, the hotel host suggests a beautiful and private beach for each to visit. While there, enjoying the beautiful scenery, one of their numbers dies. For unknown reasons they soon discover they aren’t able to leave the location for help. But as they try to devise how to get out, something more terrible begins to fall upon each and everyone of them.
The movie stars a number of fairly well known character actors as well as up-and-comers such as Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Rufus Sewell, among others. Cinematography was done by Michael Giolakis who’s known for such films as IT FOLLOWS (2015), US (2019), and SPLIT (2016). Dark Discussions takes a look at this critically lukewarm film and gives their thought.