Atomic Blonde is now officially released, and this little fanboy could not be more excited. I love me some great action flicks, but when it’s something along the lines of persistent ass-kicking that gives no f**ks, that’s when I really start to fall. And from everything I’ve seen, Atomic Blonde looks to be exactly that, and just as I said earlier, this little fanboy could not be more excited.
Directed by John Wick co-director and future Deadpool 2 helmer David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is set in Europe in the ’90s and stars Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton, the crown jewel on the Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Agency. Willing to deploy any of her skills, she partners with an embedded station chief to not only deliver a priceless dossier, but navigate her way through a deadly game of spies.
Charlize Theron the female John Wick? Oh, excuse me, that’s wrong. Charlize Theron as potentially one of the most badass heroines in recent memory? Yeah, I’m in. From the moment I saw its first trailer, I’ve been dying to see this film. Unfortunately, that will have to wait a day or two with my busy schedule, but I have no doubt the wait will be well worth it. As far as how much ass-kicking the movie will feature? The trailers speak for themselves. The question is how much of Theron took place in those scenes, and thanks to a new featurette, we have our answer. After her take as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and now this, it would be quite unfortunate for anyone to step across Theron (but stop making these movies).
Check out the new featurette below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Atomic Blonde is now in theaters and also stars James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, and John Goodman.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) 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 (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.