Atomic Blonde review: Charlize Theron kicks ass all over the place

Charlize Theron plays an assassin in “Atomic Blonde.”

Neon lights dominate, as does half-lighting and cigarette smoke.

Charlize Theron has whupped her fair share of butt on the big screen before, most famously as the one-armed warrior Furiosa in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road.

Leitch directs Theron in a spy thriller set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Atomic Blonde is not the movie that the marketing wants you to think it is. As I went down that process I started to attach to a few things to it -like how do we aggregate '80s cool in terms of the music and the look and the style of the costumes, and then how do we make the city of Berlin a character in addition to this other sort of insane cast of characters that we had. Still, it is fun to watch Theron in the many fight scenes, and the '80s soundtrack adds just the right beat to both the action and the characters interactions.

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Of course, Theron deserves most of the credit, says Leitch.

The first time we see Lorraine she isn't in glamorous clothing or dueling with a team of Soviet henchmen, she's soaking in a tub full of ice water, drinking a glass of vodka to boring her evident pain.

Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission.

Lorraine is certainly strong and independent but her character is defined by positive masculine attributes, like being physically strong and being able to fight and kill without remorse. Hence, she has a special reason to want to undercover, and even revenge, what happened. Her passion shows in her portrayal of Agent Broughton, who's brought to life with a cold intensity that matches the snowy landscape of Berlin. As a precaution, the savvy, experienced Lorraine establishes up her own network of contacts. Heck, we even asked her about that time she told fans that walking like a queen in Snow White and the Huntsman was as easy as tightening your core and thinking "MURDER", because who hasn't used that trick to feel more confident about themselves since then? I nearly didn't even recognize Eddie Marsan in his first scene, and of course Goodman is always a treat. The second she heard the idea, she told Nerdist, she loved it. Theron's Lorraine is always impeccably dressed, and she walks through the streets like a shark cuts through the water. She also has to uncover the identity of a double agent whose been feeding British intelligence to the Soviets. She doesn't know who to trust. She angrily confronts the station head, who seems to be hung over and marginally interested in his job, yet threatening nonetheless.

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Ostensibly, she's on the sad mission of collecting a corpse. Roland Moller is a stand-out as the brutal Russian villain. Sofia Boutella's character turns out to be a French agent named Delphine Lasalle.

Eddie Marsan seems to be running into type-casting as he plays yet another German character.

Lorraine is all languid cool blonde beauty until the fight breaks out or the auto chase starts. She paints Lorraine as a legitimate badass who can handle herself in any fight, behind the wheel of a vehicle in a high-speed chase and in the bedroom.

The work she does in an extended fight sequence that takes her through several floors of a building is better than the kind of action work done by her male counterparts in their own spy thrillers.

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Theron plays one of the best-dressed spies in movie history with a dazzling array of outfits. He also has Theron use whatever is at her disposal be it auto keys, her stiletto heels, or some rubber tubing. "She's just a badass spy in this world with all these competent, other professionals". Additionally, both Atomic Blonde and The Emoji Movie are expected to earn somewhere around $20 - $27 million by the time this weekend comes to a close.

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