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 Charlize Theron kicks butt as their leader, Andy. (Photo: Netflix)
Charlize Theron kicks butt as their leader, Andy. (Photo: Netflix)

Sci-fi action. Based on the comic book of the same name, The Old Guard follows a small group of immortal warriors – led by the world-weary Andy (Charlize Theron) – as they welcome a new member into the fold while trying to keep their existence a secret from shifty government and private firms that would try to exploit them.  

But in a world with ever-increasing surveillance and connectivity, this is increasingly difficult, especially when they can’t always tell friend from foe. 

Set mostly in the present with flashbacks that slowly shed light on the immortals’ centuries-long plight, the flick packs a lot into its two-hour running time.  

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