‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

‘Atomic Blonde’ is the new action film starring Charlize Theron as an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate a murder and recover a list of double agents. This film comes from one half of the directing duo who brought us ‘John Wick’, David Leitch. I was looking forward to this because I love action movies, Charlize Theron is probably my favorite actress working today, and I love ‘John Wick’. I had a really good time with this movie! The story is pretty generic and is what you kind of expect from a movie like this. There are some cool twists and turns in ‘Atomic Blonde’ that I wasn’t expecting though. But for the most part this is a pretty straight forward action film. I’ll be honest the first 30-40 min or so is kind of slow. It takes some time to get going, But when an absolutely incredible action scene happens that starts in a staircase and goes into a car chase, that’s when this movie gets better and better as it goes along. That action scene I mention is, no joke, one of the most brutal action scenes I have ever seen. One of the best action scenes in any film you’ll see this year without a doubt. All of the action is great in this and the stunt work is incredible. David Leitch obviously knows how to shoot action right. No “shaky cam”, no quit cuts, and you can clearly see whats happening and its glorious. James McAvoy, who I’m also a big fan of, has a really good supporting role and he’s a lot of fun in this as well. This movie has a cool style that I liked a lot. It’s style with a lot of neon lights and it’s in-camera style with the action scenes really worked. I did have some issues with this movie though. The way it tells it’s story I felt was a little sloppy. They decide to have Charlize’s character in an interrogation room telling the story of what happened to her. I think that kind of sucked some of the tension out of the movie and the action scenes because we already knew that she was going to be okay. I wish that they just told the story straight forward instead of that. And like I said, for me it took a while for it to get going. But other than that I thought this was a pretty good action movie! I recommend this to people who just want to check out a cool action movie with a badass heroine in Charlize Theron. She’s fantastic as always.




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