Atomic Blonde: No Spoiler In Thread Title for Tom


#1

Charlize Theron must have liked John Wick.

Red Band Trailer:


#2

Sold. Absolutely. Sold.


#3

What? You have away the name of the movie in the thread title? You bastard.


#4

She’s come a long way from Aeon Flux!


#5

I appreciate the no spoiler in the thread title too. Thanks Wholly! I try to avoid news about movies, and it’s funny that sometimes all I know about a movie is what Qt3 thread titles give away, and sometimes that’s a surprising amount.


#6

Such are the perils of Discourse’s 15 character minimum.


#7

There’s a fine line between spoilers and enticement. Personally, I would have gone for “Atomic Blonde: A Charlie Theron action movie by the co-director of John Motherfucking Wick OMFG”

Seriously though: the choreography, the colors – you couldn’t have bigger fingerprints over this thing and I’m so fucking excited those dudes are a doing mid-range competently shot action revival. Not that I don’t appreciate the DTV stuff, but don’t want to rely on it exclusively for good American action.


#8

Seems like the Black Widow movie we’re otherwise never going to get.


#9

Love that trailer, although I worry it wanders way too far into the “let’s spoil all the action sequences” territory. I am all in on a Charlize + John Wick mashup anyway; they don’t need to show me every fight.

Casting looks top notch, too - Charlize, Toby Jones, Goodman, McAvoy…

Having said all that, it looks nothing like the original comic at all. I recognize one fight scene, but the rest seems uh, pretty new. Even the color scheme - which is great - is vastly different than the cold b&w aesthetic of the original. Curious to see how it all turns out. I hope it lives up to the verve of the trailer.


#10

A new trailer is up, and they’ve basically synced it up perfectly to a variety of awesome songs. Depeche Mode, Kanye, perfectly timed blows to the beat. Wow. I need to see this movie.


#11

OMG. She’s fabulous. Especially love the scene with the stabby red heels.

But OTOH I am worried that this trailer functionally reveals the whole movie.

Diego


#12

I’m expecting a John Wick like movie. How important was story to my enjoyment of either John Wick’s? Not at all.


#13

I really, really liked this. It’s not for everyone I think and it has one or two things that could be fixed but I am so darn happy I saw this.

Pretty funny a few times, although I don’t know if anyone else in my theatre was laughing.


#14

Yayyyyyyyyy! Can’t wait to see it.


#15

The movie earns it’s R rating. There is smoking.


#16

What? Shit, I’m out. That’s fucking disgusting.


#17

Our movie swarm on Thursday loved the trailer. Best case scenario: John Wick starring Charlize Theron, in which case I’m totally in.


#18

Apparently, it’s not quite that. It’s more of a classic spy thriller. Though it shares some of the style and action.

I haven’t seen it yet though. This is based on a few reviews, including this one, where he specifically mentions this is not a John Wick alike (minor plot spoilers alert if you don’t want to know what the overall drive of the movie is). I find myself often agreeing with Jeremy’s opinion. You might not though.


#19

I didn’t realize that this movie was based of a comic book called The Coldest City written by Antony Johnston, illustrated by Sam Hart and published by Oni.

I bought the GN and read it and while there are some very big differences from the movie you can see the connective tissue.


#20

Watched it tonight. This movie is definitely not a female John Wick by any stretch, though there is one pretty incredible sequence with a follow-up sequence close-by that is fairly amazing. The plot involves a fairly standard super-rehashed spy movie device (a list of spies) and a whole lot of convolutery. Unfortunately the trailer did pretty much give away every single action sequence, which basically semi-spoils the ending. Still, I liked it.

— Alan