The Old Guard is already considered one of Netflix’s most watched unique motion pictures lower than 10 days after launch, with the streaming service projecting that it’ll attain 72 million member households in the primary 4 weeks. In doing so, The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood has turn out to be the primary black feminine director on Netflix’s prime 10 movie listing.
THE OLD GUARD is breaking data! The Charlize Theron blockbuster is already among the many prime 10 hottest Netflix movies ever — and Gina Prince-Bythewood is the primary Black feminine director on the listing.
The movie is at present on observe to succeed in 72M households in its first four weeks! pic.twitter.com/pM8vOTNa6m
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“Netflix just called!” Prince-Bythewood wrote in an Instagram put up. “The Old Guard is BREAKING RECORDS! [emphasis hers] On observe to succeed in 72M households in its first four weeks! Kinda surreal. All sorts of wonderful. Thank you for digging Andy & Nile & Booker & Joe & Nicky (and) Quynh as a lot as I do.”
It’s price noting that these numbers are supplied by Netflix itself and never independently verified. Additionally, Netflix counts watching two minutes of a film or an episode as a view. But, who right here hasn’t stopped watching one thing after the primary jiffy? For what it is price, BBC iPlayer and YouTube use the identical methodology.
The movie has been largely well-received and holds an 81 p.c “fresh” ranking and a 70 “generally favourable” rating on critiques aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. The critics consensus on the previous reads: “The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre — and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.”
Theron stars in the lead as Andy on The Old Guard, alongside KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Nile, Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) as Booker, Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin) as Joe, Luca Marinelli (The Great Beauty) as Nicky, Harry Melling (Harry Potter collection) as Merrick, Van Veronica Ngo (Da 5 Bloods) as Quynh, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Copley.
Based on author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez’s comedian guide of the identical title, The Old Guard is about a group of immortal warriors with therapeutic skills who’re being hunted by a mysterious group that needs to use their powers. Rucka, who additionally wrote the script for the Netflix adaptation, has plans for a trilogy, according to Prince-Bythewood.
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