Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood created one of the most thoughtful coming-of-age romantic movies, LOVE & BASKETBALL. In her latest film, she attempts to take that same thoughtful approach to the action genre with mixed results.

My pitch after seeing the long-winded dialogue scenes that repeat the same themes at nauseam is this - if content creators now have full creative control to let scenes run long, audiences should be allowed to view those scenes in podcast enabled 1.5x speeds.

With that feature, THE OLD GUARD would feel new. As it stands, it just feels tired and…wait for it…old.

It is currently available to stream on Netflix


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