Movie Review: “Atomic Blonde”

Atomic Blonde official movie poster

Atomic Blonde

OVERALL: Oh WOW! This movie was amazing! Action, adventure, intrigue, fabulous soundtrack, OMG IT WAS SO GOOD! I would see this again in the theater. I can’t wait to watch it at home!

POINTS: Had you asked me before I saw this movie if I would love a movie set in the 80s with an 80s soundtrack, I would have laughed. OMG I actually started to miss the 80s during this movie! It chose all of the best songs. Cool! It was also good to see a slice of spy thriller around the Berlin Wall. I remember that coming down so it was cool to see it in the movie. Note: My stepmother was there and has a piece of the wall.

Also the movie was perfectly crafted. Great camera work, blocking, acting, script. It was seamless. Well done!

PITFALLS: Hmm…. Nope.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): This movie centers around Lorraine Broughton played to perfection by Charlize Theron. Go Charlize! She is a wonderful action hero and OMG the fight scenes in this movie were GREAT.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): No PoC characters. *sigh* Granted East Berlin might not have been a safe place for PoC, but still, it would have been good to see some in the other environments. In fact, seeing PoC in the non-East Berlin environments could have shown how those worlds were better as in less oppressive.

HIGH POINT(S):

1.) Fight scenes. Not only was the choreography beautiful to watch, the characters actually got hurt and had to recover. Yes our heroine was a major badass, however you also got to see her get hurt, recover, and go again. I liked that bit of “reality”.

2.) Who’d a thunk I would enjoy a “set in the ’80s” movie? I totally did enjoy it! A first for me.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3. Huzzah!!

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 0 of 3. *sob* Room for improvement.

IMDB: Atomic Blonde (2017)

OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:  Atomic Blonde | Movie Site

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes

LION PAW PRINTS:  4 of 5

Atomic Blonde – Official Trailer #2 [HD]

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