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On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:36:58 PM UTC-5, 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.

In plain words Mr. Pig, it ain't awful.  The fight scenes were a bit repetitious.
I mean, how many ways can a 120 pound woman beat up and kill trained assassians
twice her size?  Or get punched in the face without breaking a bone or losing a
tooth?  Not to mention that the main characters seemed to be in a contest to
smoke the most cigarettes.  AB is sort of modestly recommended if you don't
have much else going on.

Irish Mike