The Old Guard (2020) Review


For the past two decades, comic book superhero of the graphic novel variety has dominated the blockbuster tentpoles of major film studios and yearly release dates; drawing upon the large-than-life heroics for various origin features, solo films, and team-up endeavors. Naturally, the properties of Marvel and DC Comics have been the more prominent usage of this variety; utilizing the likes of Iron Man, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and many others for large-scale cinematic blockbusters. However, there have been other / lesser-known features films that have been adapted from graphic novel comics such as 2005’s Sin City, 2006’s 300, 2006’s V for Vendetta, 2009’s Watchmen, 2015’s Kingman: The Secret Service, and 2017’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets just to name a few. Now, Netflix and director Gina Prince-Bythewood present the latest graphic novel film adaptation in the movie

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