Does 'Atomic Blonde' live up to the hype? | The Tylt
The highly anticipated "Atomic Blonde" is now out in theaters, and fans are hyped to see Charlize Theron kick ass in the lead role. Early word from moviegoers is Charlize does a badass job carrying the film. The film currently holds a 76 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But some critics argue the blockbuster is overhyped because the plot underwhelmed for a spy action flick, leaving some skeptical to see it. Is "Atomic Blonde" worth seeing? 🎥
Does 'Atomic Blonde' live up to the hype?
Below is the synopsis of "Atomic Blonde," per IMDB.
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Watch the trailer below, and tell us if you think the film is worth seeing by voting. But if you've already seen it, also tell us if the blockbuster is overrated.
New York Post's Sara Stewart says Charlize is totally a badass, giving the film 3 stars for kicking ass.
How do we know Charlize Theron’s secret-agent character is a stone cold killer? Because this icy blonde bathes in tubs full of ice cubes while drinking Stoli on ice. That’s the subtlety level here, and I am A-OK with it. Because Theron makes one hell of a superspy, and it’s high time she got her “John Wick” moment.
Seattle Times' Moira MacDonald disagrees, arguing the plot falls short. She only gave the movie 2 and a half stars.
It’s less fun to follow the fairly incoherent plot: Leitch, a former stunt coordinator, is no storyteller, though he’s a dab hand with an action sequence.While it's still an enjoyable novelty to spend time during an action movie wondering where I could buy the hero's boots, it's no substitute for a good story.