Subject: Re: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
On Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:36:52 -0500, moviePig wrote:
> 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.
You are too kind sir.
Being bought up on the substance of Deighton, le Carre & co. I lost
interest when it was decided that the best way to go undercover in dreary
East Berlin was to send in a glammed up femme fatale wearing a
peroxide-white wig. Not even the woman on woman action with the delectable
Charlz & the doomed Frogette was enough to save this comic book.