Plot – An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents – Atomic Blonde.
Director – David Leitch
Released – 2017
Adapted from the beautifully cinematic graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Atomic Blonde had some great source material to work from and do it incredibly well. Best described as an action film, this movie takes many elements from different genres to produce a film that keeps you glued to the screen from start to finish and when combined with Mad Max: Fury Road, proves for one for all that Charlize Theron has the convincing screen presence and physicality to be an action movie star. Not only does she match the physicality seen in Mad Max, but she takes it to another level, training for months to handle fight choreography that will remind you of the John Wick series.
Mostly told in narrated flashback, everything about this film is exquisite: the action, the stunts, the cinematography, the editing and best of all the 80s soundtrack that added both power and place to the events unfolding, I wasn’t expecting to see a room full of police officers attached to the sound of Father Figure by George Michael, but strangely it works, adding to an ultra-cool persona that everyone exhibited.