Even although we did a number of arguing about Netflix’s new motion film “The Old Guard,” we’re principally in settlement: The film is each fairly entertaining and astonishingly silly.
We didn’t take concern with the essential idea, which sees Charlize Theron main a small group of immortal mercenaries. But the plotting feels arbitrary and lazy (sure, even by the usual of Hollywood motion), with numerous clunky, on-the-nose dialogue — all of the extra disappointing for the reason that screenplay was tailored by acclaimed comics author Greg Rucka from the graphic novel he created with artist Leandro Fernández.
The debate, then, was whether or not “The Old Guard” remained pleasant regardless of its dopiness, or whether or not the movie’s virtues — Theron’s charisma and her dedication to the kinetic motion scenes — solely made it passably entertaining.
In addition to our assessment, the newest episode of the Original Content podcast additionally consists of discussions of NBCUniversal’s newly-launched streaming service Peacock, Ted Sarandos’ appointment as co-CEO of Netflix, in addition to mini-reviews of “Palm Springs” on Hulu and “Greyhound” on Apple TV+.
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If you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:34 Peacock launch dialogue
2:21 Ted Sarandos dialogue
13:25 “Palm Springs” mini-review
18:20 “Greyhound” mini-review
26:44 “The Old Guard” trailer
43:01 “The Old Guard” spoiler dialogue