M. Night Shyamalan is great at ideas; not so much story

Old

We watched Old last night and, overall, really liked it. And, overall, the response of viewers and critics to the movie has been harsh and negative.

As a writer, I approach movies and books somewhat differently. There’s entertainment value, which I think we all share. But I also search for the core idea in every work and then how that idea is buttressed by story and…