Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has offered horror fans a variety of adventures over the years, some more gruesome than others, although his upcoming film Old seems to keep the terror a bit more tame, as it officially earned a PG-13 rating. Of course, the film won’t necessarily be a family experience, as it deserves its rating for “strong violence, disturbing images, suggestive content, partial nudity, and brief strong language.” Throughout his career, only the years 2008 The event earned an R rating, largely due to a variety of gruesome deaths.
The new film is described: “This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a creepy and mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical vacation who finds that the secluded beach where they relax for a few hours somehow makes them age. quickly… reducing their entire life in a single day.
Old stars Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart in the jungle), Vicky Krieps (Phantom wire), Rufus Sewell (Amazon The man of the high castle), Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter’s ancestry), Abbey Lee (HBO’s Lovecraft Country), Aaron Pierre (Syfy’s Krypton), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Embeth Davidtz (The girl with the dragon tattoo), Eliza Scanlen (Little woman), Emun Elliott (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Kathleen Chalfant (Showtime’s The case) and Thomasin McKenzie (Bunny Jojo).
Much like how the new film will look at suspense more than gore, the first trailer for the new film kept the plot mysterious, another trend fans have come to expect from the filmmaker.
One thing audiences can’t expect, however, is how much they’ll enjoy the film, as reactions to his films have been everywhere since its acclaim. The sixth sense released in theaters in 1999.
Shyamalan’s previous efforts, including Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Panels, all have 70% or more positive reviews, according to aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, with further efforts Visit and To divide earning 68% and 77% positive reviews, respectively. Other films, however, did not fare as well, with The village sitting 43% positive, The lady in the water sitting at 25% positive, and the above The event scoring only 18% positive. His latest film, 2019’s Glass, is 37% positive reviews.
Old hits theaters on July 23.
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