FILM: Atomic Blonde: A Review

Atomic Blonde is an Action Spy Thriller starring Charlize Theron, John Goodman, and James McAvoy. Taking place in 1989, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is a top level spy for the British intelligence better known as MI-6. She is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent. She is told not to trust anyone, other than another British spy by the name of David Percival (James McAvoy).


Atomic Blonde is exactly what I hoped it would be; 2 hours of fun. While the story is lacking in some aspects, it isn’t bad by any means. The story does a good job of moving things along to make viewers invested in the beautiful action scenes that follow. Atomic Blonde may be best compared to John Wick meets James Bond, which makes sense as David Leitch directed both Atomic Blonde, and some of the scenes from John Wick.

Play Your Way Network Rating: ★★★☆☆

Atomic Blonde may be best compared to John Wick meets James Bond…

While Atomic Blonde doesn’t do anything terribly badly, it can sometimes fail to stand out. The lighting is unique, and the acting is well above average, but this story has been told before and will be told again. This movie is what I wish we would think of when the idea “Summertime Blockbuster” comes to mind. It isn’t an amazing masterpiece, but it has done a fantastic job of knowing it’s niche and executing it extremely well. Atomic Blonde is a movie that I’d say you should watch if you just want to relax and have fun for a couple of hours, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Though, this movie also isn’t something that I would say is a must-watch, and it isn’t something I think will be a must-own once released on digital and Blu-Ray.


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