Subject: Re: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
On 12/21/2017 7:53 PM, RichA wrote:
> 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.
Few one-against-many physical combat scenes could pass that muster...
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