Atomic Blonde (2017)

When the trailer first came out for this I was pretty darn excited. A spy movie set in the 80’s starring the likes of Fred Flintstone, a young professor X and the chick from Mighty Joe Young.

However, when the reviews started to pour in and I saw that it had a measly 7.1/10 I decided to not get my hopes up.

Sure, that’s not a bad rating – but come on guys we’ve seen better this year.

Now before I dive into all the things I didn’t like about the film, I just want to say that it definitely wasn’t bad it just definitely wasn’t great either.

Number one on the ‘stuff I didn’t like’ list is the music!

Sure, everyone loves a good soundtrack and a movie set in the 80’s should have a few throwback favourites thrown in, but my God! The first half of the film literally felt like every single scene was accompanied by music.

I’m a HUGE lover of the sounds of the eighties but I’m also a huge believer that music should only be used to enchance scenes, not just dished out for the hell of it.

Music aside let’s talk about our stars.

First up is the drop dead gorgeous Charlize Theron – she looked effortlessly cool in this movie, but I feel there was too much concentration on just that.

It was almost like they smooshed in as any ‘hey I’m cool’ cliches as possible – and it started to wear on me a little bit by the end.

The character herself was a little dead behind the eyes, which I liked for the most part until it began to feel like there was no room for character development – meh!

Holy crap though – I have to say that the fight scenes were choreographed amazingly and this movie had some of the best action scenes I’ve seen in a while.

That point leads me onto another, the ‘story’ now this is where things just didn’t add up for me.

Maybe it’s because I have a tendency to be a little slow sometimes, but there were parts of the movie where I had zero knowledge of what was actually happening – which is funny because I predicted the ending. It just all seemed messy.

Maybe too much time focused on kicking ass.

Moan moan moan – this film was enjoyable. It’s plot left a lot to be desired and the characters didn’t stay with me but it was a fun little flick.

No, I’m not going to remember it by the end of the year and no! I won’t be rushing out to buy it on blu ray but it’s not a complete waste of time.

For me it was another predictable spy film and the hope of a decent revival of the movie genre has been pushed back.

6/10 – I can imagine this film is definitely a lot of people’s cup of tea, it just sadly wasn’t really mine.

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