Based off the graphic novel, The Coldest City, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron leads us in the female John Wick, Atomic Blonde. Directed by the co-director of the first John Wick, David Leitch, it is bound to have intense and unbroken phenomenal action choreography. The trailer even has a 30-some second unbroken sequence, reminiscent of The Raid. If a Furiosa Wick doesn’t appeal you enough, how about if I add James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, and John Goodman… How about now? Espionage action thriller, set in Cold War divided Germany, with a terrific action director and a great cast. I would not even be upset if it’s connected to the John Wick universe.
Obliged to work together, Cory (Jeremy Renner) and Jane (Elizabeth Olsen) manage to make it work as soon as Jane realizes she can learn a lot from this fine, dependable man, one who himself has lost a beloved teenage daughter to a similar crime, which has never been solved and caused the breakup of his marriage.
In a quiet, direct and tearful way, Renner movingly recounts this tragedy and how his character managed to deal with it in a scene quite removed from the sort of thing the actor has usually been asked to do in films. [x]