It’s been a few years since M. Night Shyamalan has hit a box office home run that’s also a critically acclaimed film, after watching the trailer for ‘The Visit’ methinks his streak is about to end. Know this before clicking play and watching the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’: after watching this you may never be able to hug your grandparents again (assuming they’re still around). If you hit that play button on ‘The Visit’ there’s no going back, you’re going to look at your grandma and grandpa differently, and that’s just something you’re going to have to live with.
I don’t really have a strong tolerance for horror or thriller films. It’s not that I can’t stomach them, it’s just that I tend to become extremely distrustful of people in the brief period after watching those types of movies. The psychological thrillers with bits of horror and gore peppered in are the ones that get me the most. I used to be a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies because they’re mostly psychological, and didn’t have that visceral gore element that makes me cringe when I see someone’s achilles tendon getting snipped in half with a hole punch (think: ‘Hostel’). But I’ll admit it, when the grandma in this trailer dropped “would you mind getting inside the oven to clean it?” I had NOPE myself right out of there and close it down. But now I’m stuck in a paradox: I’m intrigued by this film, and I want to see M. Night Shyamalan return to success, but am I willing to do so at the cost of watching a movie that might eventually lead to me avoiding anyone with an AARP card for the rest of my life?
What do you bros think, will this movie be awesome? Are you already planning on seeing on the big screen?