The Old Guard (2020)

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Starring Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Veronica Ngo. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Another Netflix film released this month, it is good that with theaters closed platforms like Netflix provide new films for us movie fans to see.

The story is about Andy and a group of people who have the ability to heal and have lived for years. They take missions to help people. Reluctantly they take a mission that would end up revealing their abilities and they must find out who wants them and why. Meanwhile, they discover a new person with the same abilities and they must find her to help her.

I love it when a movie surprises me and this one did. It does touch on some interesting subjects of morals and fairness. About the film itself, it has a great story and characters. The action scenes are also very good, but the heart of the film lies in the story and what the characters go through. I believe that a movie is effective when you find yourself angry at what happens to the characters and for me it was like that. There is a moral aspect to the story that is great to discuss with others who have seen it because it would spoil it to include in a review.

Charlize Theron was great in the film. She was able to make you feel the burden of the character and the years the character suffered. Now besides Theron, I have to say that Harry Melling as the main villain was good in the role. I think the character is not unique as there have been characters just like that, but his look and the way he acted the role I thought was very effective.

This film is a different superhero film because it has the fantasy element but with characters that feel accessible and real. I thought it was a great film and if you have Netflix check it out.

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