“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.