posted 07-28-2017 03:24 PM
CINEMA: Regal Warren East, Wichita, KS AUDITORIUM: 9 PRESENTATION: Warren 21 Recline-o-Vision in Regal Roller Coaster-Vision Digital PRESENTATION PROBLEMS: None RATING: Three stars (out of four)
THE PLOT: There's an important list to be found that has Casey Casem's Top 40 Hits of the 80's. Or Cold War double agents. Whatever. Wackiness ensues.
I have a proposal for a new genre name for these John Wick-style movies..."Actiongasm." Nearly non-stop stylish action sequences full of slo-mo fights and flying blood and glass and whatever else.
As it goes, this is a pretty good Actiongasm. Charlize Theron is awesome every second she's on the screen, which is pretty much always. There's a nearly nonstop 80's soundtrack that will have you reliving your MTV days. John Goodman is fun as the dickish CIA guy. The visuals of Cold War-era Berlin are sometimes period solid and sometimes period parody. Some of Theron's character's wardrobe choices are hilarious.
The movie's title almost seems to be a joke itself, since Theron's charcter bears a striking resemblance to Blondie's Atomic-era Deborah Harry.
From: Grand Island , NE USA
Registered: Sep 2000
posted 07-31-2017 09:20 PM
I like the term "Actiongasm" BUT I don't remember any Slo-Mo in the fights scenes (John Wick too but I might be misremembering)and they are definitely shot better then the Jason Bourne movies.
I keep hearing praise for the soundtrack but all they did was steal the soundtrack from "Grosse Point Blank" practically song for song.
Anyway, I thought it was decent. Not as good as the first John Wick but about the same as the second (In my humble opinion).
From: Washington, District of Columbia
Registered: Jun 2008
posted 08-02-2017 05:26 PM
so far the best Dolby Cinema presentation I saw at AMC Tysons. In terms of an action movie - it totally delivered. As to the audio mixing of the movie I thought it was odd that the majority of the songs were mixed and output predominantly through the left channel, it's a creative choice but when heard as such, it sounds off.
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