21+ The Old Guard Reviews – Cliched, Ear Bleeding Soundtrack, Promising Premise

The Old Guard ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

This film would not have been as good without Charlize Theron. It’s based on a graphic novel, which I haven’t read, but seems to harvest all too familiar tropes. Are these creatures werewolves or lycanthropic in origin?

Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” on the surface, seems like it gives us what the summer has been missing. It’s a starry, big-budget adaptation of a graphic novel about a band of immortal warriors led by Charlize Theron. And to a large degree, it supplies much of the absent superhero stuff. Visceral action sequences. Torrents of bullets. A blatant setup of future installments.

Movie review: In ‘The Old Guard,’ the comic movie gets an overhaul | Lifestyle | gloucestertimes.com

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Screenplay by the creator of the comic series

It’s usually a bonus whenever the original creator of the source material writes the screenplay.

Irrelevant pop-synth music

Whomever decided upon the soundtrack needs not be hired for the sequel, if there is one (more on that below). It’s loud and brash, but not in a fitting way. It’s like you’re trying to have a conversation at a bar and the music is too loud and doesn’t fit the scene.

Multiple times the music in this film actually took me out of the story. That rarely happens even once that music disrupts me like this, but it happened here multiple times. Terrible.

Sequel is setup

The ending leaves this open for more movies featuring these characters. Whether or not there is a sequel, it’s ready for one in the future. I wonder about movies like this that maybe play it safe with the stories and characters so that there can be more movies. Less risk = less interest, but then this is fairly commonplace in comic book adaptations.

Reviewed by Others

What do others think of The Old Guard?

Recommended

  1. badblokebob: “Despite the poor dialogue and certain familiarities of concept, The Old Guard is more blandly acceptable than 6 Underground.”
  2. Brett / Graphic Policy: “…an entertaining film that doesn’t use its twist in too many ways to make the concept not seem interesting. It also adds just enough reasons as to why it doesn’t. It’s the rare actBaion film that has some moral questions underneath and themes to it that makes it a bit more than the fantastic action sequences.”
  3. Cinefiles / Alex Brannon: “This film’s premise is intriguing, but, despite some well-directed sequences, the execution of its narrative is clunky.”
  4. Critics w/o Credentials (Grade: C+): “…was decent but its lack of character empathy, development, and emotional investment kept too much distance from being able to fully enjoy the entire film. It strives to be more than the sum of its parts but can never break from beyond the tropes that were used to help the story but end up hindering it from being different.”
  5. Doc / EYG / Embrace Your Geekness: “I enjoyed this movie and I feel as if the film does a really strong job of adapting the comic to the screen.  Part of that, I am sure, is that Greg Rucka wrote this screenplay.  Neither the film or the comic dives deeply into how this happens to these people, but that was not important.  There are references to their past, just enough to not load the movie.”
  6. Ferdosa Abdi / Screen Queens: “is a finely tuned action thriller with a stellar ensemble, great writing and directing. It can only go up from here and hopefully, Netflix takes the initiative to see what is possible with building this story out, hopefully with this same creative team.”
  7. Irfan Nordin / Irfan Reviews Films (8/10): “The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.”
  8. Kate Sanchez / But Why Tho? A Geek Community: “Now, here are some plot issues and the exposition used throughout the film is slightly heavy-handed. That said, The Old Guard shines in nearly every other aspect, including in adapting a much loved graphic novel with enough accuracy to satisfy fans yet enough difference to make it feel fresh. The film is also a great watch regardless fo your familiarity with the original graphic novel.”
  9. Moshfish Reviews: “Overall this was more The Losers than The Avengers, but in terms of the more “realistic” superhero comic adaptions it was definitely one of the better ones. A standout cast and hard hitting action punctuate and elevate what could have easily been a standard comic book adaption.”
  10. No More Workhorse: “Not as earnest as it wants to be, but not as silly as its premise suggests, in a summer lacking the usual blockbusters due to the current CoVid crisis this definitely fills a gap and clocking in at under two hours it doesn’t outstay its welcome.”
  11. The Not Left Handed Either Film Guide: “Part of the reason I rate this film, aside from Kiki Layne, is due to how diverse it is. As well as having a formidable woman as the great leader of these legendary fighters it also has a number of central players who are black and three of the heroes who are gay. All of this is also done as it should be, completely incidentally. None of this is about being a woman, being black or being gay, it just has people who happened to be those things. I wish this wasn’t something to be celebrated but it definitely still is and films like this move us toward a time when it won’t be. “
  12. TL;DR Movie Reviews & Analysis (3.5/5): “A solid action flick, with an interesting premise, that lands from start to finish.”
  13. Trailer Trashed: “So I am still not certain about the plot.  But the characters, writing and direction are all excellent, that it will be ranked as one of my favourite Netflix films I have seen this year.”

Not Recommended (or on the fence)

  1. Darren / The M0vie Blog: “None of the central ideas in The Old Guard are ever truly explored or developed, because that might mean that some other angle would get a short shrift. The result is an action film that is largely functional, which isn’t entirely satisfying but is also never completely frustrating. It’s a solid and sturdy film that largely avoids a potential identity crisis by declining to commit to a single identity.”
  2. Franz Patrick / Franz Patrick’s Film Archive (1/4): “I felt no purpose in this, no passion, no deep thought or even a modicum of originality. It’s just junk food—not even the tasty kind but one that’s flavorless, leaving a chalky taste in the mouth.”
  3. Keith & The Movies (2/5): “…director Gina Prince-Bythewood can’t wrangle it all together and Rucka’s script leaves too many questions while offering characters who need more heft. So you’re left with the action which offers a smattering of ‘wow’ moments with an occasional touch of style. Sadly there aren’t enough of them to rescue the film from its more mediocre genre impression.”
  4. MoodyB / The Cinema Cynic (4/10): “…a disjointed narrative and lazy script that lack any focus or originality means this one has to ultimately go down as a wasted opportunity – though just about watchable, it is overlong, predictable and highly forgettable. This has to go down as yet another wannabe Netflix franchise that may finish before it has even started!”
  5. nathanzoebl (Grade: C): “…lacks the same transformative ability and fight choreography. It’s just thoroughly fine, at best, and I kept wondering if they were saving themselves for a big finish. Sorry to disappoint, it’s just more office hallways with limited gunplay. The energy level is lacking and the music choice throughout the film affects this as well, with the same kind of downer tracks playing again and again.”
  6. Peggy at the Movies (Grade: C+): “In truth, it’s yet another Netflix release that falls into the usual category; not a classic by any stretch, but definitely a passable and watchable two hours.”
  7. Phil The Bear’s Film Reviews: “With a clear set up for a sequel and a new set of comics to base it on perhaps The Old Guard will grow into a memorable franchise. Right now its an entertaining diversion.”
  8. SCOTT WILLIAM FOLEY: “It’s too long, too contrived, too cliched, too obvious, and the dialogue is too lazy.”
  9. Writergurlny: “That being said, the movie was merely ok. It was somewhere in between underwhelming and not a bad way to spend two hours of my movie watching time.”

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Happy movie watching!

FIRST LOOK: Down to Earth (TV Series) Season 1 – Netflix

High School Musical’s Zac Efron goes heavy into climate change mode, visiting different parts of the world to explore how to think differently about how to live in a way that is healthy and sustainable.

Not exclusionary for eco-freaks, the first two episodes watched were accessible, fascinating and compelling. The show doesn’t handle the messages in a preachy way, rather it shows how people are thinking about solving every day problems with renewable energy.

For example, baking bread in Iceland inside volcanic ground. What a great, fun idea! They harvest and utilize the steam for powering the city as well as heating the roads so they don’t have to snowplow them.

In each episode, Efron teams up with author Darin Olien, who wrote the nutrition bestseller: SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome and sometimes friends like Anna Kendrick in the second episode in France as they sample different kinds of natural water.

Olien and Efron travel to a number of different countries, including Iceland, Costa Rica, Sardinia, and Peru. “We need to start rethinking how we consume everything,” continues Efron. “From our food to our power.”

Zac Efron’s Netflix Series ‘Down to Earth’ Examines the Climate Crisis | LIVEKINDLY

The trailer:

This is not my normal TV series interest wheelhouse, which is part of the reason I liked it. May not binge this or formally review it here, but if the other six episodes are anything like the first two, I’ll enjoy watching, thinking more about the subject matter and this amazing planet earth we all live on and sometimes take for granted.

Down To Earth with Zac Efron Season 1 – all 8 episodes (run times from 35-47 minutes per episode) – are available for streaming on Netflix as of July 10, 2020.

Petition to remove 365 Days from Netflix proves 70,000 people will sign anything

365 Days ⭐️

I pretty much despised this movie, but don’t see the logic in signing a petition to having it removed from Netflix.

Do you?

I’d really like to understand the logic here, so if at least one of the 70,000 people who signed it would be so kind as to leave me a comment and explain your motivations?

I mean, what do you truly expect will happen as a result of this petition?

Netflix isn’t going to take this movie down for less than 0.5% of their subscriber base complaining. Doubtful if even 10% complained (that would be some 16 million people). To date, it’s one of their most watched films of 2020.

The petition also says that Netflix should have provided disclaimers about the sexual violence featured in the film and resources about consent, but now the film should be removed altogether. “By taking down this movie on Netflix, we can protect sexual violence in adolescent women and adult women.”

365 Days | Petition to pull film from Netflix gets 70,000 signatures – Radio Times

How does Netflix taking this movie down — it’s fiction, my friends, a made-up imaginary very, very poorly done FANTASY — how does the removal of this film “protect sexual violence in adolescent women and adult women?” That’s not rhetorical, I’m asking? For real.

And doesn’t every movie come with a disclaimer of some kind? I think Star Trek: The Next Generation warns of “sex” and “fear” — the former of which I do not understand. Star Trek has very little sex in it, certainly not on the level of this movie.

I do think disclaimers are worthwhile, so that part of the petition is promising. Maybe Netflix can/will add a “graphic sexual situations” warning or something.

Here’s a piece of advice, if I may: if you don’t want to watch something — don’t watch it. If you have young children by all means filter this movie out by using a user profile. Yeah, I know, kids will find a way around that (I was young once upon a time, too), but a crusade against Netflix to remove a movie that a lot of other subscribers are at least curious enough to watch isn’t the answer.

The point is petitions for removing content — and dare I go as far to say any LEGAL content — on a streaming service are misguided. While I strongly disliked this film and don’t care that much if Netflix carries the title, I do care that the title exists somewhere. It has a right to exist as a form of art and creative expression.

Removing it from distribution is the digital equivalent of burning books. We have how many different shows we can watch on Netflix? Seriously, just watch something else. If you hate the movie with all your heart, then the absolute best diss is not recommending or watching. The black hole of Netflix titles will swallow it whole and it will fade from memory. Bing! You don’t even need a petition for obsolescence.

Although it might sound like it, I’m not telling other people what to do with their free time. If someone wants to sign petitions like these, full speed ahead. What I’m questioning is what’s the point? Again, what do these petition signers expect to gain from this?

I am in favor of petitions — that actually stand for something. This one stands for removing a piece of bad erotic fantasy from a streaming service. The grandest irony is this petition is going to do the opposite — it’s going to draw more people to the film. Make others more curious about watching it and keep it on the Netflix top 10 list. That’s the opposite of the intended goal.

Less than 10% of Quibi FREE 90 day trials converted to paid subscribers

Quibi’s original launch on April 6 included a free 90-day trial — that’s over and 90% of those who checked it out — including us — didn’t convert to paid subscribers

I don’t have a source to link, but believe that the conversion from free trial to paid subscriber averages greater than 10%. Obviously it differs based on a number of factors and Quibi had a very long and generous free trial. The Amazon channel store usually offers 7-day or 30-day, Hulu trials are often 7-day or 30-day. I’ve never seen a 90-day free trial for a streaming service until Quibi.

Whatever the case, the numbers for Quibi are under 10% conversion (I saw 8% quoted in one article). We didn’t pay to renew, so we’re not part of the sub 10%.

Streaming service Quibi only managed to convert a little under 10 percent of its early wave of users into paying subscribers, says mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. According to the firm’s new report on Quibi’s early growth, the short-form video platform signed up about 9 10,000 users in its first few days back in April. Of those users, only about 72,000 stuck around after the three-month free trial, indicating the app had about an 8 percent conversion rate.

Quibi reportedly lost 90 percent of early users after their free trials expired – The Verge

What could have improved Quibi’s conversion rate? The big one is the cast to TV feature (see: Quibi “accelerating” engineering roadmap for cast to TV feature, was “always” planned, says Whitman) that is on the ridiculously slow track to completion, but another would be the obvious: having better content. They spent so much money developing content, but there just aren’t any break-out popular shows.

Is it the quick bite 7-10 minute episodic length or is it the content at any length?

If you run a streaming service and don’t have movies and/or shows people want to watch, why should they pay? I think the reason the service continues to suck is because they miscalculated the features in their service and don’t have any killer shows. They have a few decent ones that we watched, but not that amazing “must-see” show to keep more people subscribed.

Look, Amazon Prime has had a lousy user interface since its inception, but they have the second most number of subscribers. One could argue that it’s because it’s a gimme for those who have a Prime subscription, but even Disney+ that came out less than a year ago has already amassed over 53 million subscribers. Quibi is lagging because they don’t have the content people want to see nor do they have any other business like Amazon to sweeten the deal.

Anybody reading currently have a paid Quibi subscription? What do you watch there? Any recommendations for those of us on the outside of the paywall?

Two months after publishing of Stephen King’s novella collection If It Bleeds already has option deals

It’s a given that anything Stephen King writes will be optioned for film.

If you haven’t read Stephen King’s newest novella collection, If It Bleeds — which was just published on April 21, 2020 — and you prefer to read his work before seeing the film adaptation you better get cracking. because three of the four stories already have options.

Stephen King’s latest bestselling four novella collection If It Bleeds has quickly garnered three option deals, with a fourth in the offing because it involves a preexisting character who just starred in an HBO series adaptation

Stephen King If It Bleeds Netflix John Lee Hancock Jason Blum Ryan Murphy, Ben Stiller, Darren Aronofsky – Deadline

Good to see Jason Blum digging in on the story “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone”. Ben Stiller trapped the story “Rat” and wants to produce, direct and star in it. Darren Aronofsky optioned “The Life of Chuck” The final story is based on characters from King’s The Outsider novel, which is already a show on HBO, so that could somehow make it into a second season, opines the article.

I’ve long argued that King’s novellas make for his best movies (Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me both from King’s novella collection, Different Season). It’s much more difficult to adapt his longer novels into movies for run time constraints. He does have some great novel adaptations though like The Dead Zone, also a pretty good TV series starring Anthony Michael Hall. For miniseries, 11/22/63 was done really well, too.

I better get to reading If It Bleeds myself. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s in my wishlist at Google Play (I’m trying to spread the digital love around instead of buying everything through Amazon).

Have you read If It Bleeds yet? Did you enjoy it? Please share your spoiler-free take in the comments area or if you, too, are planning to read.

TV SERIES Review: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? S1E2 – A Clue For Scooby-Doo ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Season 1
CBS (HBO Max)
September 20, 1969

Episode 2 – “A Clue For Scooby-Doo”

The gang is headed to Rocky Point Beach for some rest and relaxation when Scooby goes surfing and encounters the ghost of Captain Cutler. Cutler went down in the graveyard of ships.

Now boats are missing and the mystery gang are called into action to find out who is behind it. The gang visit a beach hermit that tells them he saw a ghostly glow moving through the fog and it was Cutler’s ghost. He explains how Cutler went down. Cutler’s boat collided with a “fancy yacht” and as he went down he vowed to get his revenge. The beach hermit tells the gang to check out with Cutler’s wife at the old lighthouse.

Scooby, Shaggy and Velma visit widow Cutler’s lighthouse. Velma realizes the creepy interior shows that widow Cutler practices witchcraft. Mrs. Cutler appears. She says she used witchcraft to summon her husband’s ghost from her watery grave, but would have left him under the sea had she known he’d enact revenge.

The find a clue with some glowing seaweed. Scooby goes into a drainpipe to swipe it from a mouse. He is against the idea, but does it for a Scooby snack.

They deduce the seaweed comes from the graveyard of ships, so that prompts the gang’s next destination. They travel in a boat and above water encounter a yacht running without anybody on board. They follow into a cove and the yacht disappears.

Now, they must go underwater with their own diving suits to find out what’s happening. Will they solve the mystery and unmask the diver? What’s happening with all those vanishing boats?

Summary

Didn’t fully remember this episode, but sure I saw it on Saturday morning cartoon day as a child. The ghostly glowing diving suit was familiar. It’s funny how all these years later, I’m rewatching these classic episodes and remembering all the things that made this series fun to watch.

The witchcraft backstory seems a bit weak, but that isn’t the important part of the story, it’s meant to be a supernatural angle to explain the appearance of the ghost — and to frighten away the teen sleuths from solving the mystery.

An entertaining episode, but I can see why it wasn’t that memorable, other than the ghostly diving suit. Still, it’s recommended. They don’t make many cartoons like this any more. That late 60s, early 70s groovy music, the creepy sounds, the mystery to solve all combine for a good time.

Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Amazon Prime Video adds up to six separate user profiles feature

Amazon Prime Video Profiles now appears from website

From the better late than never department comes this streaming channel feature update.

Amazon is finally giving households the ability to have multiple user accounts — up to six different accounts — for their Amazon Prime so that watchlists can be maintained separately.

Netflix has had this functionality forever and Disney+ and HBO Max launched with it. Not sure if Hulu has it, somebody can let me know in the comments, but Shudder doesn’t and neither does DC Universe. Peacock doesn’t either, but maybe it will launch with that added functionality.

So, Amazon isn’t the lone holdout, they’re just one of the bigger and longest running services that hasn’t. Why the change of heart?

Amazon is making these changes amidst rising competition. Disney+ has seen massive growth in recent months, and Netflix seems to be faring well, too. Big new entrants to the market with massive libraries of exclusive content, like HBO Max and Peacock, are also hitting the scene, which puts pressure on Prime Video to offer competitive features and content.

Amazon Prime Video will finally offer one of Netflix’s most basic features | Ars Technica

We could question what took Amazon so long to offer this feature. I surely hope it’s not because of rising competition and because, well, families use Amazon Prime accounts and this feature is useful.

As the topmost image shows, it is available from the website.

We access Amazon Prime on our TV through Roku primarily and haven’t seen this new user profile feature available yet, but it’s good to hear that it’s coming very soon (?).

Have you seen and used these new features yet? Tell us about your experience.

FIRST LOOK: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

At some point with all these movie delays, moves and cancellations over the last few months confusion has set in.

As evidenced earlier today when I wrote a second FIRST LOOK for a movie I’d already previewed two months ago. No defense for my mistake, except to say that it’s starting to make my brain fuzzy and need to triple check my double checks for a site that is secondary to my actual job (which has been crazy busy lately — but that’s a whole other story).

Let’s talk about the newest Spongebob movie. You know that square cheese-looking (it’s a sponge, I know, I know!) character with pants and tiny legs, that Spongebob.

This new Spongebob movie which has not had a FIRST LOOK here before — yes, I triple-checked it, lol — has moved around several times and was supposed to be released in theaters on August 7, but that has been pushed back to a VOD (or PVOD) release in 2021 and then exclusively appear on CBS All Access according to the site below. Movieinsider.com (one of several sites I use for most current movie releases) still shows the release date as August 7, 2020 as a wide theater release as of this writing, but multiple sources (Variety, Syfy) are reporting this to be the case, including IMDB which simply lists “2021” as the most current release date.

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” Paramount and Nickelodeon’s animated adventure based on the absorbent underwater fry cook, is skipping its planned theatrical debut. It will instead launch on premium digital rental services in early 2021 before landing exclusively on CBS All Access, the streaming service owned by the studio’s parent company, ViacomCBS.

‘SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run’ Skipping Theaters for CBS All Access – Variety

Official trailer:

Have never been that much of a Spongebob fan. One of our children really likes Spongebob and even though he’s 30 (gasp!) he’s interested in seeing this, so I’ll probably throw down $$ and share watching the VOD with him. It looks about like any other Spongebob show I’ve watched (not many, admittedly) including all of Spongebob’s familiar friends.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run does not have a release date in 2021, but as of this writing is being released straight to VOD and then exclusively streaming on CBS All Access.

FIRST LOOK: The Empty Man (2020)

FIRST LOOK Friday continues with …

Hey, it’s a horror movie coming in August, maybe, to theaters. At least it hasn’t been delayed as of this writing, so I’m bravely previewing it. The film was announced first in 2016 and has taken a leisurely path to release. It hasn’t had a bunch of delays and moves, however, so maybe — assuming theaters are back open next month — will release as currently planned.

What’s it about?

A terrifying entity may be responsible for a string of mysterious disappearances in a small Midwestern town.

Everything You Need to Know About The Empty Man Movie (2020)

I couldn’t locate an official trailer for this film from 20th Century (now owned by Disney), but it is based upon the Boom Studios comic by Cullen Bunn. Haven’t read the comic, but do like the story description:

…a dystopic version of the world we know, where a terrifying disease has taken on almost deific connotations. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cults and uncover a cure … THE EMPTY MAN comic book series delivers terrifying new horrors, perfect for new readers and longtime fans alike,

The Empty Man #1 First Look – Boom Studios!

As of this writing the comic series first 6 issues are available for $9.99 at Google Play (regularly price buying each issue separately costs $18, so better deal to buy the volume 1 series). I haven’t read the series, just reporting one place you can find the series at. I didn’t check any other sources than Google Play, so maybe Comixology has as part of their unlimited deal. Subscribers should always check there first.

I’m interested in reading this comic series and seeing the movie. I don’t know if I’ll have time to do it before the movie comes out, though. More and more movies these days are being adapted from comics and graphic novels.

The Empty Man as of this writing is scheduled to open wide in theaters on August 7, 2020.

SECOND LOOK: The Old Guard – Netflix

The Old Guard ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

This morning I watched this and liked it. My spoiler-free review is up on Letterboxd and linked on the title above, which is not how normally these FIRST LOOKS are done (in almost every case they are movies or TV shows I haven’t seen and am interested in seeing — usually written and posted before the release date).

UPDATE @ 4:20PM : Turns out that I did already write a FIRST LOOK on May 22 for this movie. How I forgot about this and wrote a second FIRST LOOK is my own mistake. The original post is here: FIRST LOOK: The Old Guard – Netflix

On Wednesday when looking at what was coming to Netflix this coming weekend (see: WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #28 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – AppleTV+, Netflix, HBO Max, Shudder, DC Universe), I saw this and planned to write up a FIRST LOOK for it (not remembering I’d already done it a couple weeks ago). This morning, I saw it appear on Netflix, started watching it and before I knew it, the movie was over.

It’s interesting reading other reviews and watching the trailer. I see there is focus on the diversity of the cast and crew, but it was the story I focused on. I didn’t even realize it was based on a 2017 graphic novel (The Old Guard by Greg Rucka — #1 is available for free on Google Play) until after reading other reviews.

“And love the fact that it was this group of warriors from different cultures and sexual orientations and genders that have come together to save humanity,” she says. “I mean, that’s the world that I — when I look out — that’s what I see, that organic diversity.”

Here’s why Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ is groundbreaking – Daily News

Trailer:

I’ll have more to say about the movie in the critique and other reviews I compile for next week, but in the meantime, if you’re looking for something action-oriented and new to check out this weekend, here you go.

The Old Guard is available for streaming on Netflix as of July 10, 2020.