Writer/Director/Cameo Fetishist M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender) returns to the cinematic universe he created in 2000’s Unbreakable with Glass starring James McAvoy (Filth), Bruce Willis (The Last Boy Scout), Samuel L. Jackson (XXX: Return of Xander Cage), and Sarah Paulson (New Year’s Eve). The film is a master class in falling short of expectations. A mess.
Atomic Blonde wants to be Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy meets John Wick. It doesn't quite deliver on that premise, but for an atmospheric action film with a game lead actor and serious violence, it soars. Charlize Theron builds on the chops she showed in Mad Max: Fury Road and director David Leitch proves that he was just getting warmed up with John Wick. Come for the great sound track and for Charlize Theron kicking serious ass and stay for Charlize Theron kicking serious ass.