The Old Guard, a comic book series created by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, has been adapted into a Netflix original movie. While the movie follows the same basic storyline as the comic book, there are some significant differences between the two versions.
One of the most noticeable differences is the portrayal of certain characters. For example, in the comic book, the character of Booker is older and more grizzled, while in the movie he is played by a younger actor. Additionally, some of the relationships between characters have been changed or altered for the movie adaptation.
Another difference between the comic book and the movie is the pacing. The comic book takes its time to develop the characters and their backstories, while the movie moves quickly from one action scene to the next. This can make it difficult for viewers who are unfamiliar with the comic book to fully understand the motivations and relationships of the characters. Yet it is understandable that this sort of pacing is necessary to move a complex story along within the confines of a single movie.
Despite these differences, both the comic book and the movie adaptation of The Old Guard are enjoyable in their own right. Fans of the comic book will likely appreciate the movie’s faithful adaptation of the story, while newcomers to the franchise will enjoy the action-packed spectacle of the movie. I, for one, had no idea that the comic was so good. I was barely aware of it, and after watching this movie, I sought out the original material.
While The Old Guard on Netflix is a faithful adaptation of the comic book series in many ways, there are some significant differences between the two versions. However, these differences do not detract from the enjoyment of either the comic book or the movie. Fans of the franchise will likely appreciate both versions for what they bring to the table. With a second movie on the way… we can only wonder where the story will lead.