From: moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
Subject: Re: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
Full headers:
Path: news.netfront.net!goblin1!goblin2!goblin.stu.neva.ru!peer03.am4!peer.am4.highwinds-media.com!peer02.iad!feed-me.highwinds-media.com!news.highwinds-media.com!post02.iad!fx40.iad.POSTED!not-for-mail
Subject: Re: ATOMIC BLONDE (no spoilers)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.current-films
References: <Wcx_B.92759$4Z6.63432@fx41.iad>
<6b64d224-9b7d-47fa-98e4-dba714ba65a6@googlegroups.com>
From: moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101
Thunderbird/52.5.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
In-Reply-To: <6b64d224-9b7d-47fa-98e4-dba714ba65a6@googlegroups.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
Content-Language: en-US
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Lines: 23
Message-ID: <6E__B.9311$247.5614@fx40.iad>
X-Complaints-To: http://abuse.usenetxs.com
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 03:05:38 UTC
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:05:36 -0500
X-Received-Bytes: 1993
X-Received-Body-CRC: 2285378978
Print Article
Forward Article
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...

-- 

- - - - - - - -
   YOUR taste at work...
     http://www.moviepig.com