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Atomic Blonde (2017)

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An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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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. Written by Focus Features

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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James Faulkner (C) and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Yuri Bakhtin) have both previously starred in Game of Thrones (2011) as Randyll Tarly and Lem Lemoncloak respectively. See more »

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David Percival: Don't shoot, I've got your shoe!
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Despite Some Narrative Flaws & Technical Issues "Atomic Blonde" Is An Enjoyable Thriller
28 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Atomic Blonde" is based on a graphic novel and in "Atomic Blonde" MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is sent on a mission with her contact David Percival (James McAvoy) in Berlin to recover a list of double agents that are defecting to West Berlin during the height of the Cold War.

I'm gonna cut right to the chase. The performances in this film are really good. Ever since "Mad Max: Fury Road," I have been on the Charlize train. Everything before that was really hit or miss with me for her, but she has really come into her own and delivers a great performance. She looks physically fit, she nails the British accent, and conveys emotions very well. James McAvoy does not need to be talked about. He is a great actor and delivers yet another great performance. One that surprised me was Sofia Boutella. I have been wanting to see what she is capable of ever since I saw her in "Kingsman," and everything she has been in she has impressed me, and this is not different. Her role in this is a little smaller than her previous roles, but even if she isn't amazing or great, she's still fine and I enjoy watching her performances.

The action sequences in this film are really great as well. They are violent, they are brutal, they are bloody. Watching them is almost like watching a bare-knuckled boxing match, with one boxer having brass knuckles to knock the other one out. The scenes are choreographed very well, which makes sense since the director used to be a stunt coordinator, and the stunts that result are really cool. One thing that impressed me with the action sequences was the very minimal to no use of a musical score. I'm not sure if that was on purpose. To me, it added a sense of realism to the scenes. There is also an action scene towards the end of the film that is filmed to look like one take, and it is noticeable right away, but halfway through the scene you are just in awe that the camera hasn't cut back to anything else yet. The camera-work in this scene is top notch, and throughout the entire movie for that matter, and when this scene reaches the halfway point to see just how this one take is shot and what exactly is being shot. It is a really impressive scene and I would say that this scene lasts for about seven to eight minutes. You almost believe that the camera isn't going to cut to anything for the rest of the movie. The rest of the camera-work is spot on throughout the rest of the movie. What made me happy was that there was no "shady cam" in these action sequences.

This is a far superior story than I was expecting. The tone of the movie is very dark and brutal, and the movie conveys perfectly. There is almost no humor in the film, and I think if that were added it would have felt out of place. The story really suit the tone the director was going for and was enjoyable enough. I really like the way the story is conveyed in this film, told as a flashback narrative, which added a deeper layer of storytelling to the movie.

However, that story feels very unoriginal. This is a plot I've seen done to death so many times already. The story also tries to do too much towards the end. It throws plot twist after plot twist at you and I didn't buy any of it. It became too predictable towards the end. You knew who was gonna be who, and when people in the theater are turning to the person next to them saying "see I told you," that's a problem.

And is just me or is the editing in some scenes really shotty? It could be because I saw this at a press screening a month before release and the creative team is still working on technical issues but there were two or three scenes where technical issues sprung up, one of which was noticeable. This scene involves characters talking but their lips aren't moving. Was ADR edited into the movie? It seemed a bit odd to me. And when we see characters talking and they are shot from the side, you can tell that their lips aren't moving.

The characters in this movie feel very non-existent. They are not fleshed out at all. I could not tell you a damn thing about any of these characters other than the fact that they are spies.

Despite some narrative flaws and technical issues, "Atomic Blonde" was still an enjoyable enough movie. The action, performances, camera-work, directing, violence all really worked. I feel like this is a film that audiences and critics will be divided on.

I am going to give "Atomic Blonde" a B.

Check out my video review of "Atomic Blonde" here on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4oNmIqEMes


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