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Subject: Re: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
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On Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:36:58 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.
 
The slow, slow fight scenes make it look like men (aside from dutifully waiting in-turn to get
beaten up) move like sloths.