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The Old Guard (2020)

The Old Guard (2020)


Charlize Theron
KiKi Layne
Matthias Schoenaerts
Marwan Kenzari
Luca Marinelli
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

The Old Guard is one of those movies that was done so exquisitely well that you will be eager to see more. The gun fights scenes do not amount to much in the beginning, but when you get to the end of the movie and the group had to be a team to get away from where there were captured, amazing. The best way to describe it is, imagine a scenario of five John Wicks vs fewer bad guys than what Wick faced in his movie’s gun shootout.

The movie is fun, rewatchable and suits the laptop/TV screen so well. The movie has scenes that will make you go, “wait I have to see that again.”
Charlize Theron was the person that carried this movie and she did so with class. Her portrayal of Andy is so classy and with the character she carries the emotional weight of someone who has seen it all. Theron carries that well in her acting that I wish I was in-charge of any award to give her one.

The movie is based on a graphic novel of the same name and it tells the story of four immortals. We do not know why, what or when the whole immortal beings first started, what we do know is that they stay together and do good. The four were joined by a fifth, a lady named Niles who serves as our guide in this movie. She does the asking of questions to get the answers that we the audience needed to understand what was going on.

They were betrayed and two of them were caught. Their leader and eldest Andy tasked the remaining two with her to go save them. The two were caught by a man who believes he will be able to extract what makes them immortal and use it to make money. We soon learn more about Andy and we start to worry about her as she is hellbent on doing what it takes to save her fellow immortals.

In the end, I give more props to Theron’s character for making this movie magnificent. Not saying the director or the screenplay writer did not do their part in making this movie as enjoyable for me as it is, but it was Theron’s acting that did it for me.

Fun movie to see on Netflix and you will be glad you got to see it for sure. I hope after the whole Covid-19 is over Netflix dives into making a second part of this movie and keep this available to rewatch once more before seeing that.


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