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.
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
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.
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.
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
This is the second film to feature Til Schweiger and play the song "Cat People" by David Bowie. The first was Inglourious Basterds (2009). Both films play "Cat People" while a woman looks in the mirror and applies makeup. Both films are about fictional military plots circling around actual historical events. See more »
When Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) emerges on to the streets of London at the start of the film, the very distinctive Portcullis House (a black building with numerous faux industrial chimneys on the roof) is clearly visible next to Big Ben. This building was built between 1992 and 2001, long after the events of Atomic Blonde from 1989. See more »
Sex, violence and '80s nostalgia, devoid of substance
I'm not averse to watching attractive people grind their naked bodies together or punch, shoot and stab each other. But when a movie has nothing else to offer besides a selection of 1980s pop hits and washed-out shots of a largely fictional Berlin, I tend to get bored. And boy, did this contrived McGuffin chase bore me to death. The paper-thin plot only exists to somehow string the various stunt, fight, sex and car chase scenes together. The fact that many of the positive reviews laud Charlize Theron's physical appearance and gush about the lesbian sex scene shows how utterly forgettable the entire rest of this movie is. I mostly give it 3 stars for the musical score, even though I could have listened to an '80s mixtape for free.
120 of 219 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?