Atomic Blonde ★★

this is all juvenile seriousness and obnoxious posturing ya'll accuse snyder of, the only motivation from moment-to-moment the kitschy period and genre aesthetics. theron is in form and the few moments this is willing to get messy (like one absurdly good action sequence) carry hints of a better movie, one that maybe even understands the political backdrop it's using and the loaded imagery of women's bodies, but they're in direct opposition with the glib stylizing, stiff choreography / cutting and any scene where an actor speaks. unquestionably the worse of the John Wick duo, trading in any sense of form and humor for ~Cool~, which makes him perfect for Deadpool 2 i guess―looking forward to all the terrible, ironic needle drops that will play over reynolds' ADR meta quips and brutal murders brah.