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I rewatched Atomic Blonde on Friday night. It made a bit more sense on the second viewing, which was good. It's not only a whodunnit, but a how- and why- as well as being a period spy/action drama. Not sure that we need a sequel to it, but that's an argument we can have in the comments.

Date: 2017-09-18 03:49 pm (UTC)
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It spent far too short a period in our theater, but when you only have one theater with 10 screens, that happens and you miss a lot of releases. I barely got to see it before it was gone.

I really enjoyed it, in addition to it having what I consider a boffo story, for two main reasons. Firstus, I'm now a sucker for movies set in Berlin, having gotten to spend a week there and getting to explore the city via the underground and shank's mare. Definite sweetener for me, getting to see landmarks that I've seen in person. Secundus, that stairwell fight, in addition to so many touches in the script, were so well-done and optimized for a woman fighting. I like fights that are set in terms that 'the winner goes to the hospital', i.e. there's going to be serious costs when you're fighting for your life.

And John Goodman makes everything better. And Toby Jones? Awesome dupe.

And any movie where a woman gets to kick serious butt without a man saving her is a good movie IMHO.

As far as a sequel is concerned, if they can keep up the script quality, and assuming Ms. Theron is up for another, I'd much rather see another one of these than the next remake of whatever TV show from the '80s that Hollywood has in the queue. She took a fair amount of damage filming this, as did a cameraman that she slammed in to during the stairway sequence.

Definitely on my acquire list (DVD release mid-November). I picked up the soundtrack, it arrived Thursday. I am interested in getting the graphic novel to see how different it is. On a side note, I picked up the graphic novel for Kingsmen. I loved the movie, the GN was nothing like it. It was like comparing the first Ian Fleming Bond novel and the last Roger Moore movie. But with Atomic Blonde, there were no unrealistic gadgets like you'd see in Bond, UNCLE, or Kingsmen -- something that I really appreciated. While I like the other three for their own particular flavor, it's nice to see something more grounded in reality.

Date: 2017-09-18 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I really want to see Atomic Blonde, but I think we'll have to wait until it's out of the theaters to go see it.


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