Old is a comeback movie for M. Night Shyamalan and its published by Universal Studios. People say that Age is just a number but that is BS, I hate aging. If there is a technology that can keep me young forever, I will spend my life savings on it. So it is a horror movie that hits close to home because it’s about a horror we cannot escape.
Old is an adaptation of the novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. Time is a thief and aging is evidence of it. This is like having the plot of the song “Cats in the cradle” happen within 24 hours. It will make give your best to hold on to your loved ones because time runs very fast.
. Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps plays the role of a husband and wife who goes on vacation with their three children on a secluded beach the mom found on the internet. They want to be on that beach as early as they can before many people come and the place goes crowded. Everyone is enjoying their family vacation when the son found a dead body of a woman on the water. Things go insane when the children are reaching puberty in a matter of half an hour. Everybody realizes there is something wrong with a beach as it makes them age rapidly. They could die within a day if they can’t escape. To make it worst the beach seemed to be covered by a force field and they can’t get out.
Aside from its plot, The production of old is interesting because it is filmed during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The cast and the crew had undergone extensive testing and quarantine to make sure everyone is safe. That makes the actors resonate the feeling of isolation with their characters. Old comes out in Theaters this July 23.