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All You Need To Know About The Old Guard (2020) Movie Review, Cast , Plot , Summary & More

The Old Guard is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. The film starts with a group of immortal warriors fights for a better world and trying to stay incognito. However, with the emergence of a new immortal coupled with a force trying to learn their genetic secret, these age old warriors are forced to take the fight head on or risk exposure.

Cast

Charlize Theron as Andy/Andromache of Scythia, the oldest immortal and leader of the group

KiKi Layne as Nile Freeman, a U.S. Marine who serves in Afghanistan

Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker/Sebastian Le Livre, once a French soldier who fought under Napoleon

Marwan Kenzari as Joe/Yusuf Al-Kaysani, a Saracen who fought against the Crusaders, and Nicky’s partner

Luca Marinelli as Nicky/Nicolò di Genova, a Genovese knight who fought in the Crusades, and Joe’s partner

Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Copley, a former CIA officer grieving the loss of his wife from ALS

Harry Melling as Steven Merrick, the wealthy CEO of a pharmaceutical empire

Vân Veronica Ngô as Quynh, an immortal ally from Andy’s past

Anamaria Marinca as Dr. Meta Kozak

Joey Ansah as Keane

Micheal Ward as Lykon, the only known immortal to have died

Natacha Karam as Dizzy, Nile’s friend who serves with her in Afghanistan

Mette Towley as Jordan, another friend of Nile who also serves in Afghanistan

Review & Is The Movie Worth To Watch

The old guard has an exceptional leading cast and a strong story. It’s a good action movie to watch if you look for great fighting scenes and blood and gunshots. But, unlike most common comic based movies, this one also tells a very interesting side story of a same gender couple which hooked me even more than the main plot. Really well done fight sequences. Choreography, camera work and editing were top notch.

From a story point of view, it was imaginative yet familiar. Unlike many movies of today, the plot wasn’t told to us, but rather shown. We were respected as semi-intelligent viewers in that they refused to just exposition away its universe. Thus, instead of narration and power points, we received beautiful scenes that told us who these characters were and why their story mattered.

The casting was phenomenal, each actor embodying their character flawlessly. Each character story arc developed beautifully, and matured by the end of the film. These arcs were complex, in that they each bled into each other, adding new depths for the sake of good story telling. Charlize’s Andy really reminds me of Wonder Woman, but I love this way more. I mean, she has a freaking Greek War Axe! How could you not love it.

No character felt unnecessary, no one out of place. The main cast felt like a family on screen, and therefore gave us a reason to care about their story. A must watch for action junkies as well as Charlize Theron worshippers.

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