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On 12/20/2017 3:35 PM, alvey wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:36:52 -0500, moviePig wrote:
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>> 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.

Yeah, in that regard, the title alone serves fair warning not to expect 
Deighton, le Carre, or even Fleming...

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