Tuesday night, I was one of the lucky ones to be at the sold out Canadian premiere of Atomic Blonde thanks to the always awesome Fantasia International Film Festival and my new gig at Best Kept MTL.
Sadly, the star of the movie and director were not in attendance. However, it was excusable since David Leitch is currently working on a little movie called Deadpool 2.
I’m happy to say that Atomic Blonde is a movie I’m genuinely excited to tell my friends about.
It’s sexy, beautifully shot, fun, action-packed and chalked full of some of my fav eighties tunes from artist like Bowie, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Depeche Mode (to name a few).
But is it predictable? Well, yes and no. Spoiler alert, don’t leave the theatre when you think the movie is done… because it’s not.
My only complaint is that I wish we got more of a backstory for Lorraine (Charlize’s character). During the film, I kept thinking how I would love a female Bourne movie franchise. So, of course, I’m left wondering if there will be a sequel. Guess we’ll have to see how it performs at the box office.
I can tell you that the Atomic Blonde action sequences were a blast!
The audience erupted into rousing applause, a few times actually, during one scene in particular. There’s no doubt that Charlize is a bonafide badass. James McAvoy doesn’t disappoint and I also loved that John Goodman was in this.
Who doesn’t love John Goodman?
After the movie finished, I went out and bought ice cream. As you do upon seeing any Charlize Theron movie realizing that you’ll never have the body she does and that’s okay.
Atomic Blonde hits theatres today and there’s still plenty of movies to catch at Fantasia. The film fest ends August 2nd.
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