The new trailer for Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde has me a little confused. In the first trailer, we got the novelty of a bad-ass super spy, beating the crap out of everyone and not being afraid to take a punch herself in the process. It’s a refreshing concept. Now that we are getting into the second trailer for the film, we are left with wondering if there’s anything else to the story, or if this is just a quickly thought out idea based on the fact that Deadpool made a crap load of money.
Near as we can tell from the trailers, the story is a very common movie trope. Spy loves spy. One spy gets killed, but probably isn’t killed, and will probably end up being the big bad. The other spy sets out to take down the evil forces, only to find that the enemy is within her own organization. So… pretty much half the spy movies ever made.
Then we come down to Theron. She’s a great actress and she can handle the action better than most. What I find curious (possibly the only thing about this film that I still do) is her fighting style. She’s a brawler. Yes, she’s clearly got some training, but she’s borderline feral in the way she attacks people. I’ll be really curious to see if that feeds more directly into her character, or whether the producers just thought it looked cool.
Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.