Until recently, the one thing there was a shortage of in Hollywood was female action stars. There are plenty of female action stars out there, but you’d have to search in Asian countries to get that level of badassery.
In Atomic Blonde, Theron plays a deadly MI6 agent called Lorraine Broughton. She is Her Majesty’s ultimate killing machine and top assassin who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate a murder and try to find a dossier of missing agents.
Directed by David Leitch who is best known for his work on modern hitman action-classic, John Wick. As well as directing, Leitch is best known for his work as a stuntman - he is a fight choreographer extraordinaire. He is the one who made Keanu Reeves one of the biggest action stars working today.
He does the same with Charlize Theron inAtomic Blonde. Her energetic, skull-smashing performance shocked every viewer. The fight choreography was insane, and she nailed every bone-breaking detail. I am looking forward to seeing Theron take-on more roles like this. Atomic Blonde was a breath of fresh air and one of the strongest mainstream Hollywood productions in some time.
Kurt Johnstad penned the script. His earlier work includes the Gerard Butler actioner, 300; He also wrote the screenplay for the sequel, 300: Rise Of An Empire.
Atomic Blonde does exactly what I expected. That isn't a bad thing, I wanted a mindless all-out action movie, and that’s what I got. Serves the same purpose as the John Wick movies; storylines are thin, but the action sequences are jaw-dropping.
A movie designed explicitly for actions fans and directed by one of the best stunt choreographers in the business. What’s not to love about that?.
Based on the series of graphic novels THE COLDEST CITY written by Antony Johnston
Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones
Runtime: 115 Minutes
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