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Aug252017

Atomic Blonde- review

 

“Atomic Blonde” (2017)

Directed by David Leitch

Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman

Running Time 115 Minutes, Rated R.

2 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

 

The Berlin Wall has come down, and the Cold War is on its way out, that is if a microfilm with secret spy secrets that could keep the war going for another 40 years doesn’t get into the wrong hands.  Tasked with not letting that happen is bad ass spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), aka Atomic Blonde.  

 

That’s the boiled down plot of “Atomic Blonde” from the co director of the joygasm action flick that is “John Wick”, unfortunately this way too convoluted and overly complicated spy story could have used some serious boiling down.  Very little payoff and way too much chatter gets in the way of Charlize Theron kicking some serious butt in some seriously good choreographed action set pieces.  Ultimately, I was a bit bored and that’s because the makers that be took the story a bit too seriously.  More of Theron kicking butt and bedding any gender without discretion would have made “Atomic Blonde” the pulpy popcorn flick it could have been.  

Sigh.  

Leviticus 13:36

 

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