The Old Guard

            This week for the Movie Monday feature, I am reviewing the action-adventure film, The Old Guard. The movie was released in 2020 and has a running time of 2 hours & 5 minutes. The film is rated R for the following reasons: severe violence & gore, moderate profanity, mild alcohol/drugs/smoking, and moderate frightening & intense scenes. Starring in this movie is Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts. The following plot overview is provided from IMDB: A covert team of immortal mercenaries is suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

            I am not a fan of action films for the most part, but I am a fan of this action film. This had the right amount of story, action and plot twists for my husband and I both to want to watch it again. I liked Charlize Theron in this movie, as much as I liked her in Aeon Flux (I rewatch it often). The team dynamic is everything to mean. It felt like a real team that has it’s own internal issues like any real team does. Just ask my zombies’ squad. I also enjoy watching the team go through growing pains. Like its hilarious to me because I can see people I knew as the different characters. I love films where the characters are so realistic that I can place those around me in that situation. If you want to watch a good squad movie that isn’t from an overplayed franchise, this movie is worth checking out.

            I give this film 5 out of 5 stars.

            Tomorrow for the TV Tuesday feature, I am reviewing the dramatic sci-fi series, Rosewell, New Mexico. Next week for the Movie Monday feature, I am reviewing the dramatic fantasy film, Before I Fall. Until then keep consuming the cinema; Nerd out!

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