The first social media reactions for Old, the latest film from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, are finally here.
Find a roundup of Twitter “early reactions” below!
Time to tell you about @MNightShyamalan’s Old.
Old is the best movie Night has made since Unbreakable. It’s an intense, unrelenting thriller made with sadistic glee and surprising emotion. It’s hard to watch & I loved every second of it. Full review & interview later this week. pic.twitter.com/HOV9A1gQwg
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 20, 2021
It reminded me a lot of one of Junji Ito's short mangas like Long Dream.
— Carol Grant (@carolaverygrant) July 20, 2021
M. Night Shyamalan gets so creative with OLD. His camera work is exhilarating, with some of the most bold and aggressive filmmaking techniques I’ve seen from him. The visuals are a little stronger than the story, but damn, Thomasin McKenzie continues to amaze. pic.twitter.com/ZhIlzpmFUj
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) July 20, 2021
I guess I need to include the addendum that I *like* THE HAPPENING, so…
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) July 20, 2021
When #OldMovie gets going, it flies like a bat out of hell. While the film gets off to a slow, clunky start, it eventually becomes a body horror that somehow successfully meshes with emotional family drama. Absolute summer fun from M. Night Shyamalan. pic.twitter.com/vl4XWKSvk4
— Mike Reyes (@MrControversy83) July 20, 2021
#OldTheMovie showcases some the best and worst of M. Nights tendencies. There are some great ideas and th tension throughout the film is relentless, put it this way it might not all work but you’ll never be bored. One of M. Nights biggest issues is still dialogue. pic.twitter.com/5NE5j6lSfq
— JTE (@JTEmoviethinks) July 20, 2021
— kayla 🍒 (@kaylathemusical) July 20, 2021
Thanks @MNightShyamalan! I had not been scared of the beach since Jaws, and now #OldTheMovie had me in full suspense & stress mode the whole time. Really enjoyed it’s premise & themes. Be ready to spend an unsettling, bonkers vacation in paradise. Def check it out. @oldthemovie pic.twitter.com/vBXVYtiVqW
— Fico (@FicoCangiano) July 20, 2021
Now this is a mixed bag. You have people who have seen the movie comparing Old to everything from The Happening and Signs to Unbreakable and Jaws. The Jaws comparison seems like most positive reaction of the bunch, but I’m sure fans will be hesitant to believe it when the other reactions are a lot more mixed.
I wouldn’t call myself the biggest Shyamalan fan, but I liked Unbreakable and Split, and I’ve been intrigued by the aging mystery in Old seen in the trailers. I don’t think Old will end up being one of Shyamalan’s best films, but if it can entertain me then that is all I care about.
Old releases in theaters on July 23, 2021.
Were you lucky enough to see an advanced screening of Old? Who among the wasteland will be going to see Old when it opens in theaters? Tell us down in the comments!