Some movies just sound more interesting than others. For instance, EXTRACTION is about a guy who rescues a kid from a drug lord’s goons. Sounds fine but not exactly special. Then there’s THE OLD GUARD, which is about a team of immortal badasses, being immortal and shit. Now that’s something!
Of course, the execution of these ideas determines whether the film is actually good or not. I liked EXTRACTION a lot, not totally sold on THE OLD GUARD yet, particularly after this morning’s trailer:
Even with a neat gimmicky premise and what looks like a lot of action, nothing here is really grabbing me yet. It could be because the plot appears to revolve around a youngster, which is often not a good thing (then again, EXTRACTION). But there also appears to be a blandness to all that action. Could just be the trailer editing though.
Nevertheless, you can pretty much bet on this appearing in a future Streaming Fury column. I mean, I’m not going to NOT watch this, good grief.
THE OLD GUARD hits July 10.