“Old guard? How old is she? ”If you’re talking about Charlize Theron, she’s 45 years old, give or take. If you’re referring to Andromache of Sc * t * ia (undisclosed to stop the guys (vandalism), whose character she played in The Old Guard, I think the answer cannot be easily reached, because that very question was a seed that director Gina Prince-Bythewood intended to sow. into the audience’s mind.
In The Old Guard, Andromache of Sc * t * ia, also known by her modernized name, Andy, is one of the immortals in a group of mercenaries today. Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts), and lovers Joe (Marwan Kenzari) and Nicky (Luca Marinelli), have similar abilities to Andy, and four of them have been on fire for a long time to avoid being discovered. Global. Despite being chosen not to reveal themselves to the outside world, they secretly fight alongside mortals, helping direct humanity towards better things. However, the hide-and-seek game they were playing caused a stir, when their strange abilities were discovered, and coincided with the appearance of a mysterious new member (KiKi Layne).
Alongside Extraction, The Old Guard is one of the Netflix films that has successfully accumulated considerable hype upon release. At the heart of the hype is a bashful-looking Theron, with dark, manly hair that looks both sexy enough to attract men and dangerous enough to keep them away. That look seems to be a pretty good mix of her Atomic Blonde look and an even more iconic character of hers; Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
It’s not hard to see why Prince-Bythewood wanted to exploit Theron’s talent to bring The Old Guard back to life; Over time, Theron has shown herself to have an amazing range, both mentally and physically. The woman can play almost anything; From a charming, cruel queen who loves to talk to mirrors, every way to a hot-blooded captain with no arms.
I think it was her performance as Furiosa that helped her to star in The Old Guard. After all, there are many similarities between Furiosa and Andromache; the latter feels a lot like a wiser and calmer Furiosa. Both tend to be violent towards men (to be honest, all the bad guys in the movie are men, except for one), and this is clearly one of The Old’s biggest hit points. Guard.
The film immediately impressed audiences with some pretty violent images, right in the introduction. I really mean the graphics, because it involves individuals being knocked out in cold blood, in great detail. It signals viewers that there is still a lot of violence going on with them, because they are dealing with an old man who has forgotten what it felt like when she first killed someone.
One could never see the era game being played by Price-Bythewood, until the reveal scene in The Old Guard left the person goosebumps and goosebumps. Of course, it’s not guaranteed and your experience may vary; But unless you’re a history expert, I guess you’ll agree that it’s a well-played directorial game. The age disclosure is easily the most interesting and memorable scene in The Old Guard.
Sometimes, though, the concept is good, and the product can be brilliant, but the way it’s packaged and delivered to you can feel completely different. Of course, like Extraction, I approach The Old Guard with suppressed, but obvious optimism. I can still guarantee that Extraction is meant to be seen on a larger screen than any wall we could ever allow, but I can’t say the same for The Old Guard.