If you didn't know, @MNightShyamalan's newest movie just hit theaters a couple of days ago. Here's what I thought about #OldTheMovie. Be advised: spoilers follow❗️ (1/12)
Okay, so there's a lot to unpack with this film. To start off with, I'll talk about the things I liked in this movie. For one, it was very original, as many of Shyamalan's movies are. I also liked the principle idea of being stranded on an island while aging constantly. (2/12)
This movie had an excellent plot and a decent cast, too. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful. The concept is all there as a foundation for a great movie. However, when you dive into things this movie starts to fall short of expectations a little. (3/12)
The movie fails to lock you in as things start to unfold. The main characters are pretty much thrown into the action with little backstory or explanation of things that would help you relate to them later on in the film. Other than this, the beginning of the movie is okay. (4/12)
It's once you get into the meat of the film that it starts to disappoint. The film takes way too long to try and explain to you that the island ages you rapidly, which is something that you likely knew before ever entering the theater. (5/12)
This is how it goes for a while. The pacing is pretty bad and you feel like you're ahead of the movie almost the entire time, except for perhaps the ending. Once the concept of the aging finally gets through to the audience, the film turns into a mess. (6/12)
There's no one goal in this film. You would think getting off the island would be their top priority, and it technically is, but it doesn't always feel like it. Things start happening randomly and most of it makes no sense. (7/12)
There's a doctor who's just mentally insane for reasons not explained to the audience. There's a woman way too focused on her physical appearance. There's the kids, who are aging way faster than anyone else. And people are dying constantly, which is barely even discussed. (8/12)
The dialogue in this film is also completely terrible. The way people talk and act is nothing like what would actually happen in real life. The characters start to not feel like real people anymore. And the stuff that happens to them is just random and creepy. (9/12)
As you get to the end of the movie, things start to clear up. There's finally a light at the end of the tunnel as the kids (finally) make an actual plan of escape. The film cuts away before you can actually see if it works, however, which creates some nice suspense. (10/12)
The final act of the movie is far better than any of the rest of it. I think this movie had the potential to be great all around but was rushed through too fast. All the problems with this film could have been solved by taking more time to soften the edges of the writing. (11/12)
The movie has many problems, but if you're looking for something unique and not like all the other movies being released now, this is for you. (12/12)
Overall, I would give #OldTheMovie a 4/10. #JuicinessScale Image

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