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The Old Guard: 5 Things It Kept From The Comics

The Old Guard is a superhero film released earlier this year and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. This film is a great success. The film is based on a comic of the same name written by Greg Rucka. Although Greg has also written the screenplay of this film, there are various changes in the story of the film.

Here are the five things the movie kept from the comics.

Copley Betraying Merrick

In this film, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays the character of a former CIA agent James Copley. According to the comic and film, at first, he pretends to be Andy’s friend but later, it is revealed that Copley works for Merrick, a villain in this film. But, after some realizations, he betrays Merrick. However, in both the film and the comic, the immortals spare him. Copley does more good things than bad to honor the memory of his wife.



The Dream

In the film The Old Guard, an enemy soldier traps the former U.S. Marine Nile Freeman and cuts his throat. However, she recovers in a very few seconds as expected. She has a dream after she wakes up, which makes the other immortals aware of her existence. To grab her before the military, Andy tracks her location so that he can save her. In the comics also, Andy tracks her and saves her. In this way, the movie has kept the same story from the comics.

The Fight Scenes

The fight scenes look better on big screens instead of comics because of wonderful choreography. One of the most memorable fight scenes from The Old Guard is between Nile and Andy when they fight in a plane. In the comics, they get killed in the battle, and the movie also similarly depicts their death scene. Although the comic tries this scene to look more realistic, it looks more stunning in the movie.

Ripple Effect

In the film, The Old Guard, Copley discovers that whenever the immortal’s group uses their powers for some good cause, a more significant ripple effect appears in the rest of the world. It happens in the same way as written in the comics. According to the information, this scene was introduced in the movie in the final stages of the screenplay.

Booker’s Betrayal

In the final stages of the movie, Andy and Booker meet Copley. After this, Booker wounds Andy and betrays her. According to Booker, Andy is immortal at this time because he is not aware that she has lost her immortality. However, he regrets this act later but gets expelled from the group for betraying Andy. This scene has been depicted in the comics as well and in a similar way.

After discussing all the five things that the movie kept from the comics, we have concluded that even if the characters in the film, The Old Guard play their roles in the similar way they play in the comics, it looks more realistic on big screens. Keeping the same story in a comic and screenplay of a movie makes the movie more sensible.


Source:-   The Old Guard: 5 Things It Kept From The Comics

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