Atomic Blonde Review

I absolutely must see this film! 🙂

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Based on the 2012 Graphic novel The Coldest City and directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is the new spy thriller staring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Roland Møller and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.

Atomic Blonde7 Image via Universal

The movie is set during the final days of the Cold War, with the film starting with Lorraine Broughton (Theron) debriefing her superiors in British Intelligence (Toby Jones) along with CIA officer (John Goodman) about her most recent mission. Lorraine recounts being sent into Berlin to find out who had killed another MI6 agent and recover a list that has the details of all the double agents. Once in Berlin she encounters fellow MI6 agent David Percival (McAvoy), who Lorraine is unsure if she can trust, that tells her she not only has to find the list but she also needs to protect a defecting Stasi agent, code name Spyglass, who…

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4 Responses to Atomic Blonde Review

  1. Michael Eddy says:

    I saw it with my son. We both had similar reactions. Charlize can definitely kick ass (and doesn’t seem too interested in taking requisite names – just the ass kicking part) – and most of the action sequences are incredible – the best of them a prolonged hand to hand combat on a staircase that eventually leads to a car chase. But overall, even though we both liked the film – maybe we were too amped up going in based on what we’d heard/expected to see – and it was a bit of a slight disappointment. The plot is basic and has a been there/seen that feel to it. Same director as JOHN WICK – so you know the action will be spectacular – most is and Theron is great. But ultimately, can’t go much higher than a B on this one.

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    • Debbi says:

      I’ve heard the plot is a bit over-the-top convoluted, but I’m still interested! 🙂

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      • Michael Eddy says:

        It’s actually not – it’s only manipulated to seem that way. Essentially – it’s your basic: Spy sent in to enemy territory to retrieve a stolen list of other spies names before the spy who has it sells and/or gives it to the enemy so they can be outed and killed. Nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s all in the execution.

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    • Debbi says:

      Okay, but my interest hasn’t waned! 🙂

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