Review: The Old Guard (USA 2020)


Solid sci-fi actioner with a Highlander twist from the Netflix factory, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Greg Rucka (and man does this feel like a Rucka joint thematically). Weakened a bit by low stakes and a really lame villain (Harry Melling doing his worst Evil Jesse Eisenberg) – it kind of feels a bit like the pilot episode of a USA or HBO original series. But I’d be interested to see if it gets a bit more outré in the sequels. This first part just lacked a bit of pizzazz – I wanted something fresher. And more fun from Chiwetel Ejiofor, whom I usually love.

And please for the love of god stop using CGI blood splatter. It looks so bad.

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