Sunday, July 30, 2017
MOVIE REVIEW: ATOMIC BLONDE
Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Til Schweiger
Release Date: Jul 28, 2017
Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Rated R for for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some
Atomic Blonde is a stylish spy thriller that’s a great vehicle for a kick ass Charlize Theron. That’s really the main attraction here, watching Charlize Theron repeatedly beat up anyone and everyone in a variety of fashions. The film’s action sequences are impressive works of art that really highlight the director’s strengths. The two major sequences, one involving a rope and lots of police and the finale which is one of the most brutal fight sequences in a long time, are when the film hits its peak. The plot though is a slight weakness, the spy plot is pretty basic, missing microfilm, and there aren’t nearly as many twist and turns as you’d expect. Still it’s got enough style blended with a strong 80s soundtrack to make it memorable.