I just watched the NetFlix movie THE OLD GUARD starring Charlize Theron and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. It follows a group of five immortals and their pushback against a pharmacy company which wants to discover the secret of their gift. By kidnapping and butchering them if necessary.
It’s a lean two-hour action movie with some of the most exciting scenes I’ve ever seen. It feels very grittily authentic, and does not stint on showing the drawbacks of being immortal
It ends with the basic story resolved but opens up at least two ways sequels could go. If it draws the big crowds it seems likely to, we could see more future movies in the series just as we did Marvel’s Avengers movies.
Interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood on making THE OLD GUARD.
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