The Old Guard (2020)


“The world can burn for all I care. ” – Andy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Jul 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A group of immortal soldiers try to keep the world safe from those trying to harm it.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and the premise caught my eye right away that I knew I had to see what it was all about.

The story is presented in a fun and exciting way that works really well in helping establish these characters and the world they live in.

Charlize Theron is superb in the lead role and helps keep the story and action so enjoyable to watch as it unfolds and unravels before out eyes.

The story itself is a cleverly woven origins story that helps leave things open enough in order to try and create a whole franchise of story lines for these characters which is so fun to take in.

The action is done in a super-fast way that is nonstop.

They relentlessly have the constant combat scenes move at such high speeds that has the main purpose of trying to rack up as much carnage as possible along the way in every scene.

The exposition about these characters and their abilities is explained quite well and they are able to keep things both fascinating, yet still incomplete which makes us want to know so much more about these characters and everything that they end up doing here.

Bottom Line – Fun and exciting idea that works quiet well. Theron is great in the lead role and helps make things so entertaining to watch unfold. The story works really cleverly as an origins storyline and they leave so much open to building a franchise out of this series and characters. The action is fast paced and relentless as they rack up the carnage scene after scene.  They do a wonderful job explaining things in a way that is both fascinating yet incomplete and that leaves us wanting to know so much more about these characters and all that they do. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The airplane fighting scene between Andy (Charlize Theron) and Nile (KiKi Layne) was the first sequence shot to the movie. Theron was nervous because it was the first week of shooting, the character was new and things were still being adjusted, and Layne because she had never done anything like that. Theron explained to Variety that it was done on purpose because the whole scene would set the tone for the whole relationship between both characters. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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