The Keanu Reeves action movie is a total blast that gave us his most iconic role since The Matrix, but most importantly, it introduced us to the talents of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. The two stunt directors stepped behind the camera for the 2014 action film, and after Wick's stunning success, there was immediate interest in their services around Hollywood. Stahelski opted to stick with Reeves and the franchise, directing John Wick: Chapter Two, which is one of the best action sequels in history. He's on track to direct Highlander and the inevitable John Wick: Chapter Three, two movies that are very hotly anticipated in most fanboy circles. Meanwhile, Leitch opted to take the reigns on Deadpool 2, one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018 and a surefire hit. But before he steps into the world of the Merc with a Mouth, Leitch is delivering another film that looks like it could be one of the best of the year- Atomic Blonde. Starring Charlize Theron, the Cold War-set action film looks like a female-led John Wick. And yes, that is as awesome as it sounds. Check out the first red band trailer below!
Ever since I saw the first poster, I knew that Atomic Blonde would be a pretty cool action movie. But I had no idea it would look quite so badass. Seriously, if this isn't one of the most awesome movies of the year, I will be astonished. Atomic Blonde looks stylish, brutal, and hyperviolent, with a witty edge that will certainly distinguish it from the rest of the summer schlock. And in addition to Furiosa herself, it has a cast that includes John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella, and James McAvoy, who seems to be having a blast as David Percival. From the vicious opening scene to the relentlessly fun montage of insanity, this Atomic Blonde trailer is one of the best in recent memory. With a South by Southwest premiere set for tomorrow, I think it's safe to say that Focus Features has a lot of confidence in this one. And why wouldn't they? It looks to deliver pretty much everything that action fans want from their movies. I simply can't wait- this just looks downright incredible.
Atomic Blonde opens July 28.
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