THE VISIT: Shyamalan's Latest is a Return to Form

M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, THE VISIT, is a return to form for the director. The story is simple – two kids go to visit their grandparents that they’ve never met before. Their grandparents do some weird stuff in the middle of the night and they get the idea to form it into a documentary. The found footage genre has felt like a gimmick for the longest time, but I think this is the first time in a long time where I feel like it adds to the story. The two children characters are completely different from one another, so when the characters hold the camera at different times, the film is put into two different perspectives. The movie is extremely tense and I believe it has a lot to do with the great acting. The kids are extremely believable and likeable. They’re a blast to be around. In comparison, every time the grandparents are on screen, you feel the same emotions that the kids do. You’re just as uncomfortable as they are. Also, the film utilizes one of the best twist reveals I’ve seen in a very long time. Definitely check this film out!

Tony DeFrancisco