I'm putting both of these movies in the same post as they're both Netflix originals and I watched them back-to-back.
The Old Guard:
The movie was really enjoyable, especially for being a Netflix original. It certainly has that inescapable Netflix feel to it, which if you've seen a Netflix film you know what I mean, but that doesn't seem to hold it back at all. Being based off of a comic book series, the story has solid ground on which to walk. From what I've read, the movie is a pretty 1:1 adaptation of the panels from the comics. I certainly enjoyed it and it excites me that Netflix is willing to take a chance investing in somewhat original stories like this one. I hope to see more like it and wouldn't even mind a sequel. The strength of stories like this one being on Netflix is that people will weigh it against the time invested versus how much they spent to see it. This greatly affects how people will judge the story, and in my opinion is a more pure way to judge a movie.
For what I thought would just be a dumb action movie, this quickly turned into what is easily one of the best action movies that I've seen in recent memory. The fight choreography, cinematography, and just general fun of the film are easily up there among the ranks of John Wick and the like. From start to end I was enjoying myself and caught myself smiling wide several times. After reading up on the film this made more sense. This was written by Joe Russo who wrote films such as Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War. The director for this movie was the stuntman for Chris Evans in the MCU films who later become the lead stunt coordinator on those films. This is a team that clearly knows what they're doing and how to make an exciting, visual, and visceral action piece.