'Atomic Blonde' Spoilers: Is There an End Credits Scene?

'Atomic Blonde' Spoilers: Is There an End Credits Scene?

Theron's breakthrough in the genre (she was one of the highlights of the stunning "Mad Max: Fury Road") continues to pay dividends. Most of this super spy's likeability simply comes from Theron's charisma and physicality, and her athletic build and hard-edged glares make her a believably fatal attraction. One of her first roles, "Two Days in the Valley", had her in an impressive cat fight. Now she gets "Atomic Blonde" to really showcase her as an action star. You could argue at times the story borders on nonsensical. Theron is flawless for the role as the frigid, butt-kicking MI-6 agent Lorraine Broughton, dispatched to Berlin for a risky mission in the shadow of the falling Berlin Wall in November 1989. Aiding her on this mission is field agent David Percival (James McAvoy), an MI6 agent who has spent the majority of his career in the Berlin field office. Grier could deliver a line and a punch, attributes that allowed her to cut a swathe in the male-dominated action movie market of the 1970s.

Photo Ms. Theron as Lorraine Broughton, who is dressed to kill. There's talk about a list containing the identities of all the double agents being smuggled out of the Soviet Union, and the consequences of the list falling into the wrong hands are vaguely dire. Charlize Theron plays MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, who narrates the tale from a smoky interrogation room in London where she's being grilled by a British intelligence officer played by Toby Jones and a CIA man played by John Goodman (we call him the human hot sauce, because he makes everything better).

Blonde couldn't be more action packed, but Leitch seems to believe it could have even more energy. Kurt Johnstad's script, adapted from The Coldest City graphic novel series, develops side characters seemingly at random.

If you love action, Friday brings a real treat for you with Atomic Blonde. "With social media, we need to keep this conversation going", Theron said. The music is brilliantly spliced into the film, drives it and helps transport you to 1989 Berlin. All that makes the flashy, music video approach easy to succumb to.

The film begins with the semiquaver kick drum intro to New Order's Blue Monday and the murder of a moustachioed spy in Cold War Berlin.

So Leitch is left straddling multiple styles and tones without making a commitment to any one.

After a middle section that lags just a bit, things kick up another notch - make that about 147 notches - with a fantastically entertaining and brutally amusing fight sequence that would have even Jason Bourne gasping for breath.

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Just when the young Croatian, 19, needed to up her game, she began losing the range with her powerful groundstrokes. Instead, it was Muller who was able to enjoy a win that seemed to be slipping away.

Meanwhile, during the premiere of the spy movie at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Theron hinted that there might be more sequels on their way.

She does all three extremely well - often twice at the same time - and is the biggest of several reasons "Atomic Blonde" works very well and is entertaining. The picture's showpiece is a wild hand-to-hand combat sequence that goes on for minutes in one unbroken take, a savage ballet in which Broughton fends off baddies with feral grace but also takes more than a few roundhouse kicks and body slams herself.

Leitch is also fortunate with his cast. Occasionally, the story exists to take us from one Charlize-Theron-being-world-weary-and-hesitant-to-be-connected-to-another-human-being moment to the next, which also tend to be enjoyable. Her arms too are a mass of ugly bruises.

While in Berlin she connects with James McAvoy's (X-Men's Professor X) Percival.

All of those women owe a debt to two female action stars. 115 minutes. Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity. Leitch, a longtime stunt coordinator, builds on the work he did with Stahelski in John Wick, staging jaw-dropping action sequences that are both brutal and lovely.

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