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[Netflix] THE OLD GUARD, Charlize Theron Is an Immortal Badass (July 10th)

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Doesn't look too bad. It kind of reminds me of Aeon Flux, also starring Theron - similar kind of supersoldier character.
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Gotta say, I enjoyed this. 1st Atomic Blonde, now this, Charlize is on quite an action movie hit streak.
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This was a terrible film on so many levels...
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It was ok very enjoyable for what it was and with no new movies being released in theaters. It's very Highlander/Extraction like.

Give it 3.75/5!

Edit guess there will be a sequel if not a third as well.
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Liked it. Looking foward to the inevitable sequel.

It's a movie that you wouldn't pay $15 in the theater, but it's definitely a good turn the brain off action movie.
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Top 10 most watched NF movies ever.



Netflix’s top 10 pics are as follows in millions of households:

Extraction – 99M, director Sam Hargrave
Bird Box – 89M, dir. Susanne Bier
Spenser Confidential – 85M, dir. Peter Berg
6 Underground – 83M, dir. Michael Bay
Murder Mystery – 83M, dir. Kyle Newacheck
The Old Guard – 72M, dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood – projected
The Irishman – 64M, dir. Martin Scorsese
Triple Frontier– 63M, dir. J.C. Chandor
The Wrong Missy – 59M, dir. Tyler Spindel
The Platform – 56M, dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
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wasn't that good.Poor writing. The hbo outsider would be a more plausible immortal multi cellular life form on this planet. Not some heroic devine entity thats just idolatry.
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The movie was just OK. The action sequences were good and the acting was decent, but honestly the concept wasn't really utilized.

At the end of the day it was just an action movie where the protagonists could heal; there wasn't really much else explored about the idea that these guys are immortal other than a few passing lines here and there. I would've liked there to be more emphasis on the immortality and timelessness bit.
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scoper wrote: Top 10 most watched NF movies ever.
Thought it would be interesting to correlate the critical response

Extraction – 99M, director Sam Hargrave RT 67% MC 56

Bird Box – 89M, dir. Susanne Bier RT 63% MC 51

Spenser Confidential – 85M, dir. Peter Berg RT 37% MC 49

6 Underground – 83M, dir. Michael Bay RT 36% MC 41

Murder Mystery – 83M, dir. Kyle Newacheck RT 44% MC 38

The Old Guard – 72M, dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood – projected RT 81% MC 70

The Irishman – 64M, dir. Martin Scorsese RT 96% MC 94

Triple Frontier– 63M, dir. J.C. Chandor RT 72% MC 61%

The Wrong Missy – 59M, dir. Tyler Spindel RT 35% MC 33

The Platform – 56M, dir. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia RT 83% MC 76
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Ask the question what if Honestly there never was covid....

......if it was theatrically released instead.........I think it would have bombed.

The review scale has kinda skewed from sheer lack of new content. Were too thirsty. Like in the bond movie where he leaves the villian with a can of motor oil and guess's he'll make it 20 miles before he drinks it!
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lead wrote: ......if it was theatrically released instead.........I think it would have bombed.
Financial success or lack thereof doesn't correlate to "quality" especially when that metric is completely subjective YMMV

Even if your hypothetical scenario played out as you wanted, it wouldn't mean it was objectively a bad movie YMMV

Of course, you're still entitled to your poor opinion of an innocuous action fantasy but a poor box office take wouldn't prove you're "right" YMMV

IMO the movie seemed a bit B level and the middle kinda flabby (like a lot of action-y entertainment) ... still made it all the way through
They've been around centuries how did the Operative fool them?

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Oy! I'm already forgetting it ... spoiler <the sadly predictable cliche betrayal> end spoiler
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I enjoyed it but I liked Highlander (#1) a lot better!
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jenviea wrote:
They've been around centuries how did the Operative fool them?

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Oy! I'm already forgetting it ... spoiler <the sadly predictable cliche betrayal> end spoiler
I think the better question. They have been around for centuries have the ability to be the 1% of the 1 % of the wealthest by duration alone yet fight hand to hand..to help.

Thats Batman silly who spends billions fighting criminals hand to hand vs 100% evey nickel available into social restructuring massive education building from the inside and out and acted like Oskar Schindler " this ring could have save 5 people this car another 10etc."



look at highlander. They lived for centuries were very wealthy but were always on guard from....each other who needed to kill the other.They couldn't invoke much change without showing themselves to another who would and could kill them. The movie is severly dated for sure the story....much better.
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lead wrote: I think the better question. They have been around for centuries have the ability to be the 1% of the 1 % of the wealthest by duration alone yet fight hand to hand..to help.

Thats Batman silly who spends billions fighting criminals hand to hand vs 100% evey nickel available into social restructuring massive education building from the inside and out and acted like Oskar Schindler " this ring could have save 5 people this car another 10etc."

look at highlander. They lived for centuries were very wealthy but were always on guard from....each other who needed to kill the other.They couldn't invoke much change without showing themselves to another who would and could kill them. The movie is severly dated for sure the story....much better.
I think you're assuming that these people are intelligent. For the most part, they're all warriors, not scholars, spent their formative years learning to fight, and they've only managed to get by over centuries but never did embrace technology. IIRC in the comic, *spoiler* Nile figured out the betrayal because the guy was using a computer to do "research" in one of their hideouts, but there was no Wi-Fi, so she realized he was just pretending. Andy basically stays off the grid, doesn't really know how to use technology, and passes her time fighting or sleeping with people.

They actually stayed pretty true to the comic with this one. But if you want a better story with similar theme (immortal soldier) but set in an authoritarian feudal future, you'll want to check out the comic Lazarus, created by the same guy but with much better writing and premise. Amazon has the rights to create a show, but it's been a couple years and there hasn't been any news.
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These kinds of immortal beings reminds me of the other Charlize Theron movie......Hancock. Not really similar but I kept thinking "what was the other movie where she was an immortal being trying to hide out in modern society"
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I enjoyed this movie. It would have been better as a limited series.

I would love a Highlander reboot!
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