Some days, it feels like there’s never enough time to get anything done. But if that day happens to be the last one you’ll be drawing breath on this green earth, you’re going to want to get your affairs in order. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s titular protagonist in the Netflix film Kate is grappling with that exact scenario, as the Birds of Prey star has only a handful of hours to exact revenge on the people who poisoned her. And as you can see in this blistering action packed trailer, including the presence of one Woody Harrelson, those hours are packed with so much ass kicking.
Kate follows Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s contract killer, who’s a natural pro at taking people out. However, through a series of circumstances and twists of fate, Kate finds herself poisoned by the Yakuza, and given under a day to live. Determined to go out with a bang, she’s going to kill her way to the top of this conspiracy, and have her revenge before the lights go out. Which is a shame, because the lights in Kate’s trailer are absolutely beautiful to behold, amidst the blood and bullets brought to the table.
A strong thread of mentorship, as well as friendship, seems to run through the trailer to director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s bone crunching opus. We see it in Woody Harrelson’s character and his concern for Kate herself; but there’s also the relationship between Mary Elizabeth Winstead and her would-be sidekick Ani, played by Miku Patricia Martineau. So if you were a fan of Netflix’s recent assassin extravaganza, Gunpowder Milkshake, you might be interested to see where this one goes.
Though, in the interest of full disclosure, it looks like Kate goes even harder. With her own life on the line, and the result almost assuredly ending in death, Ms. Winstead’s methods of revenge are pretty brutal. Plus, our own protagonist gets pretty banged up herself, only getting bloodier throughout the course of this trailer; to the point where Mary Elizabeth Winstead looks like she's auditioning for the role of Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil series. Seriously, tell us we're wrong:
In a year of high velocity action, Kate separates itself from the competition by dropping Mary Elizabeth Winstead into a night to die for. With what looks like a John Wick style thriller, set against the ticking clock of advancing mortality, nothing is off the table. At least, that what it feels like when you flip an awesome looking car that many times in front of the camera, with your lead still riding inside.
You don’t have to rush into line to see Kate, as the film will carve a bloody trail of revenge, in select theaters as well as through a Netflix streaming release, on September 10th. Though in a year where Netflix is promising a new movie debut each week, you’re going to want to take a look at the Netflix movie schedule for 2021 and see what other thrills are in store.