“The Old Guard” (2020) / Z-View

The Old Guard (2020)

Director:  Gina Prince-Bythewood

Screenplay:   Greg Rucka based on The Old Guard comic series by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez

Starring:  Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Harry Melling.

Tagline: Forever is Harder Than It Looks

The Overview:  Beware of Spoilers…

Andy (Theron) leads a team of centuries-old near-immortals who take on missions to improve the world.  When Steven Merrick (Melling), a drug company executive learns of the near-immortals, he puts together a group of mercenaries to capture Andy’s team.  Merrick plans to experiment on the near-immortals to discover their secrets to longevity.

I was expecting more from The Old Guard.  I’m a long time fan of Greg Rucka’s writing (both novels and comics).  For some reason the story/dialogue just didn’t resonate with me.  The action scenes were good.  There’s one horrifying thing that happens to one of the near-immortals that will stay with you.  Other than that The Old Guard played out like a good, but not great action flick.  The Old Guard rates 3 of 5 stars.