The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
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. Written by
Although based on a graphic novel, it shares notable similarities to Ed Brubaker's Image Comics series Velvet. Both are Cold War spy thrillers centered around veteran female agents wronged by their employer. Both works feature the protagonist entangled with an international coalition of American and British intelligence, although Velvet never mentions MI6 or the CIA by name. See more »
Marlboro cigarettes are smoked through at the film. In several scenes, these are clearly modern cigarettes with the word Marlboro clearly printed on the filter (introduced in 2015). See more »
Atomic Blonde is what you get when you mix the Cold War, James Bond, John Wick and a hint of Scott Pilgrim. Being based off of the 2012 graphic novel: "The Coldest City" by Antony Johnston, this colourful yet bleak world has a great stand-out personality with neon spray paint that sprays the intro and credits as you enter the end of the Cold War, but the beginning of a new threat that emerges when the KGB get their hands on a list of every active MI6 agent in the Soviet Union. Enter Lorraine Broughton, a A-class MI6 spy with icy blonde hair and a habit of taken constant baths of water and ice as she's held under interrogation about her last mission in Berlin. The story is very complex with a ton of twists and turns so I won't write anything spoiler related here but I can say this, be ready for one roller coaster of a story and the need to rewatch this title twice or maybe even a few times more.
Action in Atomic Blonde makes James Bond look like Mr Bean. Gun shots and punch impacts feel really beefy and many of the fight scenes keep you on your feet as Lorraine and her foes have the endurance of Olympic athletes rather then the latter being rag-dolls. Fight scenes are also just the right amount of bloody and brutal and definitely warrant the 15 rating. The use of sound is absolutely the winner in this film.
Music in Atomic Blonde does work in the moment with music like "99 Red Balloons" in German playing during an interrogation scene to add some light-heartedness to the graphic beat-up of a captive under the KGB. But the film was so fast-paced in it's action that I couldn't keep track of the music all that often as it was like a raging buffalo rampaging past a talented Mexican band.
I had (excuse the pun) a blast with Atomic Blonde thanks to it's balls to the walls action scenes and captivating in the moment music. Like I said before, the film may need a few rewatches to get the plot but this is one film that should metaphorically be the next film you see next in your film watchlist.
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