Subject: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
ATOMIC BLONDE is based on a graphic novel, 'The Coldest City' -- to me a
much more appealing title. I haven't read that book, but I suspect its
rename means to promote the larger-than-fiction, world-altering presence
of star and co-producer Charlize Theron. As a male possessed of two
eyes, I do like Ms. Theron, even enough to bear her slightly smug
winsomeness. But this action-packed spy thriller never deviates from
its mission of showcasing her screenly virtues (...including a bunch of
abjectly self-conscious peek-a-boob shots). To be sure, there's a
stellar supporting cast, as well as tracking-shots to defy the senses --
but they never feel like more than accessories. For production value,
and for the (as I said) likeable Charlize, AB is modestly recommended.
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