A reference to The Beach That Makes You Old meme from M. Night Shyamalan's film Old.

The Beach That Makes You Old

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Updated Jul 27, 2021 at 04:11PM EDT by Zach.

Added Jul 27, 2021 at 09:34AM EDT by Philipp.

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Editor's Note: This entry contains spoilers for the 2021 thriller film Old; read at your own caution.


About

The Beach That Makes You Old refers to a series of memes referencing the phenomenon of a beach that ages people from M. Night Shyamalan's 2021 thriller film Old. Following the premiere of the film in late July 2021, jokes about the beach gained viral spread on social media.

Origin

On July 23rd, 2021, the thriller film Old, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, premiered.[1] The film follows a group of tourists that get trapped on a beach that rapidly ages them, with the tourists aging two years in one hour spent on the beach (trailer shown below). The film is loosely based on the French-Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters.



On July 19th, 2021, Twitter[2] user @JEBermanator posted the earliest found joke about the film, with the tweet gaining over 80 retweets and 510 likes in one week (shown below, top left). On July 23rd, 2021, Twitter[3][4] user @zachsilberberg posted the two first viral memes about the beach, referring to it as "the beach that makes you old." The tweets gained over 710 retweets and 9,900 likes and 4,500 retweets and 70,500 likes in four days, respectively (shown below, top right and bottom).


Jake of Fox Chase @JEBermanator The five types of narrative: Man vs Man Man vs Nature Man vs Self Man vs Society What If a Beach Made You Old 6:51 PM 路 Jul 19, 2021 路 Twitter Web App Not the one that makes you old, right? Let's go to the beach.
zach silberberg ... @zachsilberberg t shirt that says "i went to the beach that makes you old and all i got was old" 12:39 PM 路 Jul 23, 2021 路 Twitter Web App

Spread

Starting on July 23rd, memes about the beach gained viral spread on Twitter. For example, on July 24th, 2021, Twitter[5] user @sablaah posted a meme that gained over 1,800 retweets and 30,000 likes in three days (shown below, left). On the same day, Twitter[6] user @ralter posted an "All-Star" meme that gained over 2,600 retweets and 35,700 likes in the same period (shown below, right).


Everyone's talking about this beach. The beach that makes you old! And it's scary right? I'm scared of the beach! What if my girlfriend goes there?! Rebecca Alter @ralter someBODY once told me the beach was gonna old me 11:18 PM 路 Jul 24, 2021 路 Twitter for iPhone

The meme maintained viral popularity until approximately July 26th. Several news outlets reported on the spread of the memes, including articles by Daily Dot[7] and Junkee.[8]

Various Examples


You're laughing. I went to the beach that makes you old and it made me old and you're laughing. My parents at age 5 What is happening to us??? It's this crazy beach! mike ginn O @shutupmikeginn when the frisbee goes over the fence at the beach that makes you old and one of you has to go get it 1:58 PM 路 Jul 25, 2021 路 Twitter for iPhone
T AM TIRED OF EARTH, THIS BEACH. TAM TIRED OF HOW IT MAKES YOU OLD. Sure daughter now let's get you to bed I was only at the beach for 30 minutes! Ross Miller ... @rosstmiller Paul Rudd before and after visiting the Old beach 11:48 AM 路 Jul 25, 2021 路 Twitter for Android

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