The first trailer for Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde was released last week ahead of it the film’s premiere at SXSW this weekend. And, so far, the response has been generally positive, especially about Charlize’s performance. According to Consequence of Sound, she “is going down as this decade’s most iconic female action star”. And the Telegraph reports that in Atomic Blonde, she’s “creating yet another instantly-iconic 21st century action heroine”. After Furiosa, of course. And whatever it is she’s giving us in Fast 8 of the Furious Fate, or whatever that movie is called.
As Sarah keeps reminding me, Atomic Blonde is from the same team that brought us John Wick. Which is interesting because in a few of the reviews I’ve read so far about Atomic Blonde, the minor complaint is that there is no story. WHO IS GOING TO SEE THIS MOVIE FOR THE STORY??? Like, did you give a f-ck about the story in John Wick and John Wick 2? They killed his dog. He’s pissed. That’s basically all there was to the story. In Atomic Blonde, Lorraine Broughton is a spy and she has a job to do because otherwise she’ll be dead so she must kill before being killed. Great. That’s all I need to know. Now let me see her beating the sh-t out of people in a variety of creative ways with great lighting and fight scenes that last over 5 minutes long without a single edit. Are we happy now?
A fight scene set to George Michael’s Father Figure:
The passion behind #AtomicBlonde is evident. Did not drop the ball. Fight scene to George Michael's "Father Figure" is one for the ages.— Sarah Ksiazek (@alphadawg7) March 13, 2017
And James McAvoy in a mesh tank top.
I didn't know how much I needed James McAvoy in a mesh tank top, but boy am I glad that it exists in this world. #AtomicBlonde— △ ⚡️⚡️ △ (@NotLeslieKnope) March 13, 2017
WHYYYYY do we have to wait 4 more months to see this movie???