Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

DVD - 2017
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The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] : Focus Features, [2017]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
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Jan 19, 2018

This is quite literally Charlize Theron's version of John Wick (makes sense because it's the same guys who made John Wick). I was expecting a bit more to be honest. Maybe a different style or something. It just reminded me of JW stylistically way too much. Lots of action, somewhat weak plot, but I love Theron and Keanu. Take it as you will.

Ashlee_M Jan 18, 2018

I enjoyed this action packed movie from start to finish!

Jan 18, 2018

I thought this movie was surprisingly good. The inter-play between Charlize Theron and James McAvoy was excellent and both of them played their characters incredibly well. I also found the "damage" that Charlize Theron and her portrayal of it almost made you wince in sympathy for her character. The subtle indications like her taking baths in icy water to help with all of her bruising was very vivid. This movie is not a "Fast and Furious" style movie but it is also not a "deep thinking spy movie" - it is somewhere in between but definitely enjoyable!

Jan 13, 2018

I watched this movie in the theater and it was entertaining. The soundtrack was decent if a bit too much at times. I read the comments, many people were not happy with the storyline, it wasn't easy to follow for some, well I thought that wasn't the low point. More, it was where the story twists that were flat in places, so many that it became a bit boring. Not a bad movie overall, good action scenes, let's just hope it doesn't become a "Bourne" franchise.

Jan 13, 2018

If you simply love simulated fight scenes, this is for you. The bonus interviews stress the intentionality of the violence and the great effort that went into its choreography. Hollywood has learned from the Asian martial arts films.

As for the story line (not sure it can be called a plot), it is hardly original or even very plausible. Still, if you can follow it thru the extended fights (or use fast forward), it is worth sticking it out to see how cleverly it ends.

In short, the earlier suggestion to watch the 2"56 trailer -- which summarizes the violence, brief sex, and more violence of the film -- is excellent advice. If you are a bit more curious about the "plot" start the movie at about 1:33"00 and watch the last 15 minutes. (The credits take 6 mins.)

Jan 09, 2018

"Overall, I wanted to like Atomic Blonde a lot more than I did. I was bored for a majority of the film, it’s not bad but it’s just not really interesting. There’s a lot going on. I thought the acting all around was very good..."

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Jan 06, 2018

If you love a good action flick this has plenty of slash & burn action to keep you well satisfied. Personally I couldn't really follow the plot and after awhile all the quick jump onscreen fighting just gave me a major headache. Would recommend it if you're just looking to see Theron kick some major butt wearing a crappy blonde wig and if you really dig 80's music (the soundtrack is great!)

Jan 05, 2018

Stylized action flick based on a graphic novel/comic book. Charlize Theron always good. Teen grandkid really liked it. Husband liked it more than wife. Does have a twist or two to keep it interesting enough to get thru the action scenes (if action flicks aren't your thing). Recommended, but not highly.

Jan 04, 2018

Broadway used to have a rule called "Write Jewish; cast Gentile." The rule for this movie appears to have been "Write Male; cast Female." If James Bond were a crude, drunken sociopath who was responsible for the bringing down of the Berlin Wall, and only fought bad guys who had learned marksmanship from the Star Wars VI storm troupers, and ... well you get the idea. Hollywood just can't figure out what to do with women in the movies.

Jan 04, 2018

Brutal action, vicious politics and sexy spies in the last winter before the fall of the Berlin wall. Set to a kickin' 80's soundtrack, the twists and turns of the plot will keep you guessing right up until the end.

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Nov 30, 2017

Gone fxcking feral. Berlin is the Wild West. If that bloody wall comes crashing down, we don't want to be under it. If the Russians get that list, we're all buggered sideways.

If it'd make you more comfortable, I could stand behind the mirror with everybody else. But it's a little crowded back there.

We were just going over your file. I see your Russian is excellent. An expert in escape and evasion. Proficient in intelligence collection and hand-to-hand combat. It's an impressive set of skills. Knowing the Reds as I do, she'll need to use every damn one of them.

Nov 30, 2017

It's an atomic bomb of information that could extend the Cold War for another 40 years.
Without that list, why shouldn't I take you outside and shoot you in the fxcking head?
You know those movies where the picture just starts to slow down... and melt? Then catch fire?Well... that's Berlin.
You know, I've been in Berlin a long time, and I think I know every doorman of every decent shithouse, borderline decent flophouse both sides of the wall.
It's like walking a tightrope or playing the bagpipes. You can either do it or you can't.

You expose this bastard, Satchel, and we'll hang him for treason. You might find yourself taking tea at Buckingham Palace.
Your library includes Larry Flynt?
-Champion of free speech.

Nov 30, 2017

This whole hungover, show-up-late, don't-know-which-way-is-up act, I'm not buying it. I trust you about as far as I can throw you.
-"It's a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
Niccolo Machiavelli.
David Hasselhoff's in town.
-Lucky us. Berlin is truly doomed.
East Berliners stormed the West German embassies in Czechoslovakia earlier this week, as the Czech government has begun to wave the refugees through checkpoints with few questions. One has to ask how long the East Berlin government can hold on...
Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
-And something to fear...

Nov 30, 2017

That's quite a view. 70 miles of barbed wire, 310 guard towers, 65 anti-vehicle trenches, 40,000 Soviet-trained, heavily armed frontier troops. All that, and 5,000 GDR citizens still had the brass balls to escape.
Look at all these hedonists. It's like a beautiful woman gone wrong.
We've been in the trenches long enough to know that at times like this Berlin has its own set of rules. I can give you information that will keep the balance. Now, are you in or out?
You smell like a Stasi officer. Shave off that moustache. Use that soap and cologne. It's from the West. You can't take anything from the East.

Nov 30, 2017

It should have been easy. The plan was sound. Whatever went wrong did so because someone wanted it to.
You know, a beautiful Italian girl once said to me, "David... you can't unfxck what's been fxcked."

It is the moment. Berliners have waited 28 years for. Even the East Germans seem exhilarated. A symbolic breach in the structure that cost hundreds of lives and separated friends, families and lovers for decades.
To win, first you have to know whose side you're on.
- In our line of work, that's right up there with black holes or "to be or not to be." You fight the good fight, and then one day you wake up and you realize that all you were was Satan's little helper.

Nov 30, 2017

So, what have I learned after all this time? After all the sleepless nights, lying to friends, lovers, myself? Playing this crooked game in this crooked town filled with backstabbers and four-faced liars? I'll tell you what I've learned. One thing and one thing only. I fxcking love Berlin!
Truth and lies. People like us don't know the difference.
-No, we know the difference, David. We choose to ignore it.
This was never about stopping the war. It was about saving your ass. You couldn't bear the embarrassment of the sins that we committed in the Cold War. And I was stupid enough to give my life for it.
-Yes, well, that's your job, isn't it?
We're choosing to bury this one, Broughton. Your mission never took place. This conversation... never happened.


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Sexual Content: Nudity. Sex scene between two women.

Violence: Tons of violence. Some of it rather extreme.

Coarse Language: Oh, yeah. Lots of nasty language.

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