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Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Director:

David Leitch

Starring:

Charlize Theron

James McAvoy

John Goodman

Plot:

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Review:

Charlize Theron is gorgeous and this movie showed that off even as it beat the crap out of her. The movie was a spy thriller with more than your usual action moments for that genre, which I appreciated. Theron took on the KGB, MI6, random Germans, pretty much anyone you can think of she beat the crap out of them. I really liked that even with all that going on it showed her getting tired and slowing down. She wasn’t just a machine that kept going.

I also really liked that while she used her sexuality she didn’t rely on it and it wasn’t the main weapon in her arsenal. She was smart and methodical and she trusted no one.

I was surprised by the ending and enjoyed it. A few people have said they thought it cheapened the deeper lesson that the movie was trying to teach, but if there was a deeper lesson it was lost on me so I didn’t feel that way.

I liked the movie a lot and I hope that we get to continue to see Charlize Theron in action type roles.

4/5

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Monsters University (2013)

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Director:

Dan Scanlon

Starring:

Billy Crystal

John Goodman

Steve Buscemi

Plot:

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Review:

I hate prequels. I already know what’s going to happen so why bother?

Having said that, I did not hate this movie. It was actually really cute. Liked the ending and the fact that it didn’t end with them winning the games.

Nathan Fillion plays a great cocky asshole and the monster that was the dean would scare the shit out of me if I ever saw it in real life.

Still wasn’t the best Pixar movie I’ve seen. Better than Brave, but not on par with their best movies.

3/5