After a very stylish teaser poster and some more enlightening pictures from Atomic Blonde, the first full length is here! Starring Charlize Theron and directed by one-half of the directing team behind John Wick, action fans will find plenty to love in the "Restricted" and definitely NSFW trailer. It's a true sight to behold, so let's not waste any more time and get right to it, shall we?
Yes to everything in this trailer. As far as tone goes, the trailer is a bit mismatched, but that doesn't mean we're not down with everything that's in it. The trailer immediately sells what kind of action viewers are in for and it's extremely John Wick-esque (that's not a bad thing) but that makes sense given that director David Leitch also co-directed John Wick. The trailer opens with the always impressive one shot sequence wherein Theron's MI6 agent fights two goons in a stairwell. The scene is brutal and kinetic, as she not-so-easily dispatches her attackers, the camera swiftly and clearly catching the hand-to-hand combat. From there we get a bit more action, some humor from the always reliable James McAvoy, a sexy seduction, and even more action stunts. Oh, we're definitely going to be keeping an eye on this one.
Another big grab from the trailer is that Theron's Agent Lorraine Broughton is no 80's action star impervious to all forms of damage and fatigue; there's plenty of physical consequences, as Broughton gets injured while fighting and those injuries stay with her. Plus, she has trouble taking out just two guys, which just makes her all the more impressive and relatable to watch. It's a small thing, but action fans love a little consequence in their modern action movies.
Adapted from the graphic novel "The Coldest City," by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart, Atomic Blonde follows the crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron), who is extremely skilled in spycraft. Sent to Berlin alone to retrieve a dossier, Broughton will have to navigate the destabilized city and the nest of spies watching her every move. Supporting Theron in the cast department is James McAvoy as her ally, station chief David Percival. John Goodman, Tobey Jones, and Sofia Boutella filling out the rest of this extremely solid cast. David Leitch (John Wick, the upcoming Deadpool 2) handles directing from a script by Kurt Johnstad (300).
Atomic Blonde is definitely worth paying attention to and it could be 2017's action breakout. The film releases this summer and there's bound to be at least one more trailer until then, so keep checking in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated as soon as new information becomes available.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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