- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of FOCUS FEATURES
The powder keg about to blow up this summer’s box office is Atomic Blonde, starring blonde bombshell herself Charlize Theron as British spy Lorraine Broughton. When an undercover operative turns up dead, Agent Broughton, an expert in intelligence collection and hand to hand combat, is sent to Berlin to retrieve a dossier of double agents. Her only ally is station chief David Percival (James McAvoy, X-Men: Apocalypse) in a city teeming with traitors out to thwart them.
Director David Leitch (John Wick) puts decades of stunt expertise on display, capturing some of the most stunning fight choreography with the sleekest of camera moves bathed in the sexiest of neon lights. It’s a spectacle of spycraft set to synth pop, all designed to make getting your ass kicked oh so titillating. Whether it’s a fridge door to the face, a leap off a ledge, or a stiletto to the neck, Charlize wields both her beauty and her brawn like a bad ass, proving that in any flick this summer, she’s the real wonder woman.
Atomic Blonde boasts dynamite performances from castmates John Goodman (Argo), Toby Jones (Wayward Pines), and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy). And if Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t proof enough, Charlize can now claim her throne as the ultimate action heroine since this blockbuster is about to go nuclear.
“Atomic Blonde” blasts into theaters on July 28th.