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Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. (Netflix)

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español Si Charlize besara al farmacéutico que le atiende el hombro, se cerraría el círculo de bizarría de esta obra. Una bizarra mezcla de motivos existenciales de Bram Stoker, una corrección racial, de género y LGBT casi paródicamente exagerada, todos los clichés del género de acción y ciencia ficción, y todo con un énfasis excesivo en las emociones y motivaciones de los personajes, a veces impresionante y a veces tonto. Al final, sin embargo, sigue siendo mejor y más cohesionada argumentalmente que muchas otras. ()


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inglés Quality screenwriters seem to be on strike in Hollywood these days. The good ones must be lazy – or indeed on strike – and the stupid ones are hyperactive and churn out bad scripts. Which are then turned into silly movies. ()


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inglés At first glance Old Guard looked like a totally great action movie but it is quite the opposite. It is totally dumb starting with its premise, dominated by extremely unpleasant Charlize Theron but which has an unexpectedly quite solid fighting scenes. What can I say – Old Guard isn’t Mad Max for Charlize to behave in the same way to achieve a totally different result. ()


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inglés After Extraction, another big budget action movie with a big star. Unfortunately, this time behind the camera is not a former stuntman, but the director of the drama The Secret Life of Bees and the romance Love & Basketball. But enough, I'm not going to make fun of Gina Prince-Bythewood, she ironically deserves to be one of the few to be praised. At least a little. The action scenes aren't all bad, and while they lose out to today's cutting edge, they never turn into a confused mess. Otherwise, however, it's a dud. Although the plot revolves around a bunch of immortals who have been through the centuries, fought in various wars on every continent, and are depressed that all their loved ones have died, none of this is able to sell The Old Guard to the audience. And all the heartfelt outpourings about how they're alone in the world, immortality being a curse and all, get increasingly annoying as the runtime goes on, because there's not much else The Old Guard addresses. Sure, Charlize Theron is cool, and the rest of the team tries their best too, but it doesn't change the fact that more than any of the characters and their fate, I wondered when the curry on the stove would get finished. A minor league spectacle in every way. ()


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inglés Disintegrating, pace-free, dramatic structure, slightly naive in its seriousness... nevertheless, in the second half, the strange cheesy girl's individuality, well-acted characters and solid actions began to draw me into the world so much that I was inclined toward watching the second part. It's a bit like Underworld for intellectuals and is a very long series pilot, which could possibly get going in the second season. ()


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inglés With cinemas closed, at least Netflix is spoiling us with higher-budget movies, even if it’s not great, in the current drought is it at least fine entertainment. Charlize Theron leads a group of immortal soldiers who have lived for centuries, but are now threatened with discovery and must do whatever it takes to preserve their identities. The film has pretty decent action, which though not as good as Extraction or 6 Underground, is pretty bloody and a few shots are memorable. There's a twist and the actors do their best. Some might be bothered by the fact that the film is very gender correct and not very clever, but that doesn't bother me that much. The only thing that bothered me was that the flashbacks didn't get more space, as if the film had been set during the Crusades or the time of the witch hunts, the rating would have been very different. I wouldn't mind a sequel. Story***, Action***, Humor>No, Violence***, Entertainment****, Music***, Visual****, Atmosphere***, Suspense***. 6/10. ()


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inglés Greg Rucka just reels off stories like this, one after the other. The Old Guard has excellent subject matter. The idea has potential, but the product doesn’t fully realize it. The action is fairly solid, but the music-video-style visuals are disappointing and the R&B soundtrack kills every other scene. Charlize looks great with an ax and, if they had focused more on the past, this could have turned out to be exceptionally good movie. As it stands, it is just a reasonably good TV movie that promises a more entertaining sequel. ()


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español Pozoruhodný a zajímavý námět, ale film bohužel postrádá elementární svižnost. Tady byla třeba ruka střihače a šikovného scénáristy/dramaturga. Sáhodlouhé filozofické rozhovory v akčně laděných snímcích nevynikají. Je to velká škoda. Alespoň jsem si definitivně potvrdil, že se mi v každé roli líbí belgický bad boy Schoenaerts. ()