The Old Guard,” which debuted July 10 on Netflix, is based on the Image Comics series of the same name from veteran writer Greg Rucka and Argentine artist Leandro Fernández.
It’s the tale of a woman-led team of immortal warriors, centuries-old, who have fought in every type of battle time has ever seen.
A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ability to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and they must fight to protect their freedom.
Initial release: 10 July 2020
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Screenplay: Greg Rucka
Producers: Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, Dana Goldberg, David Ellison, Don Granger, A.J. Dix
Complete Review Of The Old Guard
The Old Guard highlights the dilemma with fidelity being considered merit in adaptations. The key challenge is to transpose the appeal of the source material faithfully on screen, without delivering a mere cinematic facsimile.
This was the issue with Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The Old Guard features Charlize Theron as Andy, a millennia-old warrior who leads a quartet of immortal mercenaries.
By contrast, in the recent HBO adaptation, Damon Lindelof consciously updated the graphic novel, re-embodying it as a contemporary cinematic work that was as creative and daring as the source material.
The Old Guard does not favor one audience over the other…
Though The Old Guard does not favor one audience over the other, it still fails to capture the appeal the comic book had for readers to the uninitiated viewers.
Theron delivers mode to motherly mentor. dependably strong performance, effortlessly moving from a cold-hearted killer
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Netflix is no longer just in the original movie business, it’s in the franchise business. Not to be outdone by the other players in the market, which often fall back on legacy titles when the going gets tough, the streamer is well on its way to creating a legacy of its own.
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