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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Atomic Blonde (Movie Review)

I went to the movies for general amusement and to pass the time and the only thing that I hadn't seen that was in the general realm of LL films was Atomic Blonde.  Here's another trailer.  

Think of John Wick's ex-wife...or something along that line. Which is to say that the film was made from a graphic novel and it's far more film noir than it is anything close to a documentary. Sort of a female James Bond on steroids.

And if you expect me to be hyper critical, I'm not. I didn't look at my watch once during the movie, which is a positive rating all on its own. It was entertaining and I didn't go for realism here anymore than I was looking for realism in The Matrix.

I still maintain that Charlize Theron is the most beautiful woman in Hollywood today. I'm sure that she is a liberal and that I wouldn't like her in person, but she has a screen presence.

I give Atomic Blonde 8 out of a possible 10. I was entertained.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like my kind of movie. If it's anything like your last recommendation that I went for ('Ex Machina'), then I am looking forward to viewing it. Charlize can play them all: from vicious skanks (2003 flick 'Monster') to her heroic character Furiosa in 'Mad Max: Fury Road. I like her gobs.

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    1. It's worth the price of admission to ogle her for two hours.

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  2. From the trailer and your recommendation I will try to see it.
    Believe I'll wear my real fur jacket to the showhouse...

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  3. Good enough for me.

    Looks like I might see three films in the theater this year. Average is one. Yes, one.

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    1. I may see half a dozen in a year. I saw Dunkirk and absent a few history nerd complaints, enjoyed it. I read your review and you were spot on.

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    1. I think that you'll like it, Ed.

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  5. I read some website pushing the idea that she should replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, so it's interesting you thought of that.

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    1. I don't know about that. But she does a good job and as I said, the show entertained. I'd prefer Charlize Theron to Idris Elba, who I hear had the job.

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