Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch, in his first solo directorial credit, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, published by Oni Press, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The film stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy, with John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones in supporting roles.
Budget $30 Million
Box Office $28.9 Million (so far)
This R13 movie has enough bad language, blood and breasts to achieve it’s rating.
Therion gets to do a lot of great fight scenes and walks away from all of them. Which is the first problem.
There is plenty of 1980’s music, but it doesn’t get in the way of the action. The second problem is that songs are repeated, I lived through the 1980’s and there is a lot more music that could have been used.
But the third (and main problem) is the tone of the movie. It’s not an extravagant wink-wink Bond style action romp. It’s not a down and gritty blood and guts action film as the hero is almost invincible. And it’s not a tense, edge of the seat thriller. It just sits between them all and in the ends becomes just average.