Atomic Blonde

  • The action in this movie is fantastic.
  • HOWEVER, there isn’t a lot of action in this movie at all. Please note: this is more of a spy-drama than an action-thriller. The movie moves extremely slow and is told through pure flashbacks. And I was very bored until the last 3rd of the movie (which gives us a pretty long-winded ending).
  • I always look for specific posters to be the graphic on all reviews, and I chose one that highlights the major action sequence of the film (that everyone is talking about [just look at all those quotes about it on the poster itself]). This movie is NOT that action sequence. If you would like to see a movie with wall-to-wall action, please see “The Raid“.
  • It’s set during the tear down of the Berlin wall, and tries to provide a mutual commentary with it’s story. And it sure misses the mark. It just tries to do too much, without the screenwriting talent to pull it off (not that I could of done any better).
  • While my girlfriend was in the bathroom, she overheard another gal say “It tries to be another one of those “America saves the world” movies.”
  • I did not know this was based on a comic book.
  • Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies do a much better job of incorporating pop music into movies. This movie is set in the 80’s and doesn’t stop with the 80’s music, BUT it doesn’t know how to successfully configure it into the respective scenes. Their placement felt very gratuitous. Like, they’re just their because people loved them.
  • Final Letter Grade: D+
  • Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on Twitter and Instagram.

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