'The Old Guard': Charlize Theron as badass immortal and LGBT romance make film a big hit, fans demand sequel
Overall, the movie is heartbreakingly beautiful, combining action with powerful emotion
Spoilers for Netflix's 'The Old Guard'
Netflix has released a killer new superhero film starring Charlize Theron and the fans are going wild. 'The Old Guard', based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka, is the story of a group of immortal soldiers led by a 6000-year-old warrior woman called Andy (Theron). Fans are loving the film's high-octane action and already demanding a sequel. Here's the chatter on Twitter.
One fan wrote, "A tight action flick by maestro @GPBmadeit, #TheOldGuard fuses mythology, history, and humanity into a banging—that OST—tale that’s as old as time. Can we get a sequel now now now, please?" Another fan tweeted, "We need #TheOldGuard sequel ASAP @NetflixFilm."
"#TheOldGuard ENDING B***H THERE BETTER BE A SEQUEL," yet another fan declared. Overall, the movie is heartbreakingly beautiful, combining action with powerful emotion. Plus, there's a beautiful gay love story between Luca Marinelli's Nicky and Marwan Kenzari's Joe, two immortals who started out as enemies during the Crusades before falling in love and becoming one hell of a power couple.
"@Netflix @CharlizeAfrica @GPBmadeit. This movie was heartbreaking at times. These characters are amazing," one fan wrote. "#TheOldGuard is a hell of a lot of fun. Great acting and action, but the beautiful love story made it super special to me. I've never seen representation that well integrated into a story and seeing Joe and Nicky fight side by side in the end actually made me tear up," another fan commented.
Yet another fan declared, "So #TheOldGuard is essentially what if Charlize Theron was Wolverine and she had 5 friends and they were all also Wolverine only some of them are gay or black or brown... It's awesome and I love it. It's violent and bombastic and it has long wide action shots. A JOY!"
And of course, the fans are (obviously) loving Theron as an immortal superhero and they desperately want more of her. With just this one movie, Theron's Andy seems to have already generated a fan following to rival Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.
One fan wrote, "@CharlizeAfrica I just saw the movie, I loved it. ❤❤❤ I want to see more of you on Netflix 😘 @oldguardmovie #TheOldGuard." If you haven't watched the movie, be sure to check it out because this is one film you do not want to miss.
'The Old Guard' is now available for streaming, exclusively on Netflix.