Is 'Atomic Blonde' just a rehash of 'Salt'? | The Tylt
The highly-anticipated second trailer to "Atomic Blonde" just dropped, and moviegoers are stoked Charlize Theron is starring as bisexual female MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton. But after only two trailers, the film is already drawing comparisons to Angelina Jolie's 2010 blockbuster "Salt." Both films portray striking female assassins embroiled in Russian espionage—and some critics point to both characters as just two more examples of the "fighting fuck toy" archetype. What do you think? 🎥👊
Is 'Atomic Blonde' just a rehash of 'Salt'?
Here's 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.
Here's the synopsis of "Salt," per IMDB:
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.
Does "Atomic Blonde" seem like a "Salt" ripoff? Watch the trailer and read fan perspectives below.
The trailer for "Atomic Blonde" has many moviegoers hyped. The film comes out on Friday, July 28.
Watch the awesome trailer below.
Finally—a female James Bond, and she's bisexual, and oh, a badass too!
atomic blonde is gonna be the queer female james bond we all deserve 👌🏼— mandy ✨ (@anglashamyqueen) April 11, 2017
Some fans acknowledge that "Atomic Blonde" reminds them of "Salt," but not in a bad way. We are talking about two badass female spies. What's so wrong with that?
That Atomic Blonde movie with Charlize Theron looks like a Salt rehash but I'm still here for it— Pervy Sage (@ItsJustKent) April 12, 2017
Then again, other moviegoers are already saying that "Salt" is cooler.