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Netflix Film: ‘The Old Guard’ Review

Netflix Film: ‘The Old Guard’ Review

“Some Good Means Nothing.”

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains some spoilery details from this film.

The relentless warrior woman Andromache of Sythia is a millennial in the sense that she is over a thousand years old. In the new Netflix film, The Old Guard, based on the comic book series of the same name by Greg Rucka, Charlize Theron plays her with all the world weariness an eternal champion is bound to carry.

Over the years Andy, (as her crew calls her) has seen endless battles and killed innumerable murderers and criminals in her struggle for meaning and attempts at meting a little justice. Now, her passion is fading, perhaps at the worst time, because a new immortal has emerged, and a new threat has arisen in the form of a pharma-bro CEO who lusts after the secret to their longevity.

Netflix’s version of The Old Guard is close enough to the source material to get the same sense of the characters and their backstories but takes a few liberties to fit the story more cleanly into a movie format. (Helped, no doubt by Greg Rucka penning the screenplay).

The action is as epic and masterful as in the books, and Andy is strong and vulnerable as ever. The rest of the crew could use a little more rounding out, but as this film leaves things open for a continuation, there is hope that those deficits will be addressed.

Previous Reviews:

The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1; The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #2  The Old Guard #1; The Old Guard # 2; The Old Guard #3; The Old Guard #4; The Old Guard #5; Black Magick: The First Book Of Shadows Review (Hardcover)

The Bottom Line

The Old Guard is good enough to entertain fans of action adventure as well as satisfy the expectations of followers of the comic book series. Charlize Theron is at her badass best.

Score:

Show Details

Title: The Old Guard
Network: Netflix

Summary: “A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.”

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains some spoilery details from this film.

The relentless warrior woman Andromache of Sythia is a millennial in the sense that she is over a thousand years old. In the new Netflix film, The Old Guard, based on the comic book series of the same name by Greg Rucka, Charlize Theron plays her with all the world weariness an eternal champion is bound to carry.

Over the years Andy, (as her crew calls her) has seen endless battles and killed innumerable murderers and criminals in her struggle for meaning and attempts at meting a little justice. Now, her passion is fading, perhaps at the worst time, because a new immortal has emerged, and a new threat has arisen in the form of a pharma-bro CEO who lusts after the secret to their longevity.

Netflix’s version of The Old Guard is close enough to the source material to get the same sense of the characters and their backstories but takes a few liberties to fit the story more cleanly into a movie format. (Helped, no doubt by Greg Rucka penning the screenplay).

The action is as epic and masterful as in the books, and Andy is strong and vulnerable as ever. The rest of the crew could use a little more rounding out, but as this film leaves things open for a continuation, there is hope that those deficits will be addressed.

Previous Reviews:

The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1; The Old Guard: Force Multiplied #2  The Old Guard #1; The Old Guard # 2; The Old Guard #3; The Old Guard #4; The Old Guard #5; Black Magick: The First Book Of Shadows Review (Hardcover)

The Bottom Line

The Old Guard is good enough to entertain fans of action adventure as well as satisfy the expectations of followers of the comic book series. Charlize Theron is at her badass best.

Score:

Show Details

Title: The Old Guard
Network: Netflix

Summary: “A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.”

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