Thursday 7 January 2021

The Old Guard

Doesn't have answers you're gonna like.

A group of highly trained soldiers is exploited by a research company who are equal parts greedy and stupid. Led by Andy (Charlize Theron) these special individuals are really not people you should be messing with. While the plot is somewhat predictable, the intentionally sketchy lore presented works fine in terms of creating tension during the piece.

Everyone cool has a violent job.

What shines are the violence and fight scenes, which obviously had a bit of work put into it. Gunplay here is quite nice too (in the John Wick way) and the acting is pretty solid all around (apart from maybe the main bad guy). A very entertaining film for those who like action, I give this 3.5 out of 5 and would definitely watch it again. Recommended!


  1. I thought it was ok, and a good way to pass the time, but I didn't find anything about it really compelling either, so I'd give it more of maybe a 2.5-3 and don't feel a need to rewatch.

    Would watch a sequel that promised to explain more of the mechanics of how many times they can die before it finally "takes," though.

    1. Seconded for a sequel, but I don't think they'd give answers. :P