Atomic Blonde (2017)
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I may still talk my wife into a menage a trois
Delicious woman Charlieze Theron is is a British agent MI6 sent to a divided Berlin on a secret mission to track enemies and spies. She is surrounded by hostile opponents everywhere she goes. She is the Wonder Woman or the Super woman who is so capable of fighting every aggressive and evil person,thanks to her profession in combat fighting.
The Lesbian Sex Scenes were short,but hot indeed for Lesbians to enjoy.
The Fighting Scenes Are Amazing.
I advise all adults and especially Lesbians to see this magnificent movie.
I love it. This is an adult-oriented film that fuses power, spycraft, intrigue and betrayal into one.
Charlize in bed with another girl. Charlize evading a bomb and the Russians desperately using their network to death.
One great film.
Lorraine Broughton is a sexy and smart spy in MI6, an agent who is always ready to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Catchy Disco Music,except for the noisy hard rock song.Clever acting,great action and amazing direction.
Do Not See This Movie In Any Arab Country (Including Lebanon) where censorship is heavy!.
I found it very odd (to say the least) that on all of these so-called one-star negative reviews, nobody bothered to write any specific information concerning the plot of the reason for the negative reviews on these critiques, but merely just wrote generic insults such as 'this was a waste of time', or 'two hours I can't get back', etc. what's even odder, the vast majority of said reviewers have only been IMDb members for about a month. Funny, that! Now, I'm not saying that 'Atomic Blonde' is on par with Citizen Cane, but it was written well enough, had a lot of tense action-packed moments to keep one interested throughout, and in addition to this...had a lot of twists and turns to the plot to make the story very engaging! Any review on IMDb that tries to malign the film without providing specific enough examples that actually proves that the writer of said review actually saw the film should automatically raise red flags. So what was it this time? Some sort of anti-lesbian cabal who have made it a mission to lower the IMDb score as much as they can in order to preserve the traditional family ideals? Seriously, this is getting to be a joke! So for those out there who want a genuine review from someone who actually saw this... I think that this film is a breath of fresh air. This is one of those rare films that had truly mastered the art of suspense. Not only that, but it was so well written, that the end reveal of the true antagonist packed that final unexpected blow that I very rarely get from the plethora of predicable plots that are floating around out there.
So to all of you mysterious 'anti-Atomic Blonde' crusaders/Facebook group/posse out there: chill out! Just have faith in the fact that there are intelligent people out here in the world that can make up their own mind when it comes to film critique, and that don't need to be influenced by some bizarre propaganda from people who have never even watched this movie. Life is to short to waste it in trying to pursue some bizarre hatred crusade.
Basically, the plot line is rather thin so there is a lot of emphasis on style. Charlize Theron ponces around in a lot of different designer outfits - she seems to be wearing a different one for each scene - and, despite knocking back bottles of Stolichnaya vodka and chain smoking, she still seems to be able to beat the crap out of every man who tries to kill her.
Percival, the British agent heading up Berlin, is another hard boozing, hard smoking spy who likes to drive at top speed around the city in his Porsche (wanting to blend into the local environment apparently, plus his short haircut).
The film does have some good fight scenes and what makes it credible is the West and East Berlin backdrop that is very authentic and captures the mood of the time, and I also enjoyed the 1980s background music. However, the whole film is a bit of a tongue-in- cheek romp that has a very thin veneer of depth to it.
This film will likely best be enjoyed by the vapid, shallow generation who care about image and nothing else, or those who like end-to-end fight scenes without any story-line or character development to make them interesting.
I should also like to add it feels like the alcohol and tobbacco industry financed a lot of this movie, as the smoking and drinking follows the same 'cool' line and is as ever-present as the fight scenes.
Looked good, bored the pants off me. One hopes this isn't the direction film-making is going.
Charlize Theron is stunning and has talent, but not even she could save the mess of a script. Her character Lorraine's bland personality made the plot even more cliché than it already was. Lorraine is the stereotype of a classic spy: cool, collected, and emotionless. 'I don't show emotion on my face because one day it'll get me killed'...you get the picture. Obviously, that lack of vulnerability and greater dimension makes for a very boring protagonist. Lorraine simply became a vehicle to carry out the plot, not a person I could relate to, care about, or even hate. By the latter half of the movie, I knew what to expect: Lorraine dressed to the nines and fighting with a straight face, taking a shot of vodka, and then smoking alone in her room. That's about as much variety as we get. James McAvoy, her partner, is her male counterpart - though he enjoys saying 'fuck' twice as often as she does, and his drink of choice is a shot of jack...Delphine, Lorraine's lesbian lover, is actually more interesting and likable than Lorraine herself. Unsurprisingly, the Lorraine/Delphine story line is given little to no depth and comes across as fan service.
While I feel the director was going for sexy, sleek and mysterious, many key details were lost in translation. Rather than building on the characters and focusing more on delving into the story, like how Spyglass fits into the plot, the director shoves one GORY fight scene after another down our throats. If violence disturbs you, don't bother with this one. I left the theater asking myself: why did I just sit through 2 hours of seeing people brutally strangled, violently stabbed in the head with a screwdriver, knifed repeatedly, bleeding out, stabbed in the face with keys, and shot at point blank with their brains all over the wall? The brutality left me uncomfortable at, and times, nauseated.
I guess it's a matter of what you find personally entertaining. But this isn't an action flick I would call 'fun', not by a long shot.
Parents this film has a bunch of sex scenes involving woman and women so I don't think this is a family film at all. This movie also has some of the best action scenes I have ever seen in a movie this movie was just non stop action packed fun. John Goodman was Fantastic in this, but he is good in everything he is in. If you like my review of Atomic Blonde and if it was helpful then go enjoy the movie.
My score 10/10
What doesn't it want to be? A ultra realistic intellegence thriller - nope A movie that shows how people in 80s Berlin actually lived - Berlin nope An inspired by true events days before the Berlin wall fall movie - nope
For me it is great because it knows what it is and it doesn't want do more then that. Many movies now a day want to do everything - this movie shows me that it simply is enough to be consistent and to have a cool soundtrack, a blonde TAKEN lady and a charismatic antagonist clearly helps
I really enjoyed this film, it was stylish and sleek while also being dirty and nasty, it was high octane and packed with thrills and action too, but it also had trudging slower moments too. Based on Antony Johnston's graphic novel "The Coldest City", the film really delivers the look and feel of what I have come to expect from graphic novella. It had multiple layers with twists and turns enough to keep me entertained and intrigued. It was refreshing to see a female spy deliver a performance that was probably grittier and more kick-ass than your typical Bond/Bourne performance. The fight choreography is brutal and raw, which is nice to see, I'm bored of perfect fight scenes where wired and roped actors perform a kung-Fu dance rather than try to survive. Yes, it looked like it hurt and it looked like Theron's character suffers - I'd expect this, unlike Hollywood's usual jump out of a 3rd story window and walk away with no cuts or bruises. Set in the 80's the film not just stylized the look and feel of the world being portrayed, but the film style itself, the cinematography followed many a film from the 80's in its set-up. It was like this film was themed 80's throughout but had the intelligence of a modern film. The soundtrack was fun, and it was lovely to see the psychological juxtapositions of generally happy music set against nasty backgrounds or violence - I guess based on other reviews, some people don't understand this concept. Nor do the other reviews do credit to the characters in the film and the performances - this isn't just a vehicle to show how cool and sexy Theron is (and she is); McAvoy isn't just drifting through the film for a pay check - he plays broken quite well; Goodman isn't sleepwalking into a film credit, this isn't going to end Boutelle's career because she plays a naïve French spy really well; Jones is believable as a bumbling office jockey - come on people, open your eyes!! A lot of the reviews I have read about this film really do the film an injustice - avoid the reviews and make your own mind up.
When it comes to rating films I'm tight with my stars, I would have awarded this a 7.5, but due to the terrible reviews I've seen I'm rounding up - Atomic Blonde can have an 8 out of 10 for me.
You have been warned.
p.s. Ms Theron is a lovely lady to look at, but it's rather tedious after a while.
Why Charlize, WHY ? Fire your agent !
Did i like the movie?
Short answer: No, its pure crap, well its more like a really shiny polished turd, its very shiny in the outside, but still disgusting.
Long answer (no spoilers): This movie is one of the laziest productions i have seen this year, and boy, its wrong at so many levels:
- The script is based on a graphic novel titled 'The coldest city'. I haven't read it, but i hope its better than this. The history tries hard to be twisted and convoluted to look smarter. What writers created in reality is the most generic spy history that you could think about. The twists are obvious, the characters are poorly defined, almost ridiculous, the dialogues feels out of place, trying to be smart but sounding hollow and superficial, bringing you out of the movie, plot motivations are just insulting excuses, you don't care about the double agent and 'the list' after 10 minutes into the movie. I have read in one of the comments here that this movie is 'feminist', come on, Are you kidding me?, this is the opposite of feminism, or maybe the commentator thinks that being feminist means to be lesbian and manly, the representation of strong female characters in this movie is a complete disaster full of stereotypes.
- Insulting use of references: Don't use the name of Tarkovsky and Stalker in vain! Its like having a reference of Citizen Kane in a Rambo movie, it just don't feel right.
- Use of music: After the success of Guardians of the galaxy seem that everyone wants to replicate the formula by including a nostalgic soundtrack full of old hits. Here its annoying, every two minutes, before every scene, we have this little music clip, performing Bowie, Depeche Mode or a couple of creepy covers of ' 99 red balloons'. The first and second time, its OK, after that its really annoying and its a sign of laziness and lack of resources of the film. Directors, editors, JUST STOP doing this please, its not cool.
- Action scenes: Probably the producers love movies like the ones in the Jason Bourne franchise and the 2006 Bond's 'Casino Royale', they also most likely admire the work of Tarantino and Guy Richie, they thought that the long sequence shots of 'Children of the men' are super cool and ... you get it, right? They try to emulate all the nowadays trendiest action movies, rough, physical violence, but they end up being dull, boring, foreseeable and ... arg i just don't care, spectator will be trapped between horrible dialogues and plot, and boring/cliché action scenes.
- Smoke: They should allow smoking in theaters. At the movie ending i was craving for a smoke, and you know what? i don't smoke!! There are so many scenes involving smoking and shot of cigarettes, that its difficult not to think about product placement. Talking about this theory of tobacco industry marketing, also the length of the movie seems weird to me, its very long (115 minutes) but it feels longer (i was praying for it to end), and that is a trend that we are keep seeing more and more, and my theory is that this movie is targeted directly for the Chinese market. Lower income population in highly populated areas of China seems to consider the cinema as a pure entertaining, and going to theater as a 'full day' activity, so movies should be 2h or more in duration to be considered by the Chinese audiences, and of course they want 'easy' and highly stylized action movies, what in other words is called, garbage. This is of course my opinion, but i think that trying to market the blockbusters to the Chinese audiences is damaging the quality of the movies, the 'Fast and furious' franchise and this very movie are clear examples.