Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde scratched a spy movie itch I didn’t know I had. From the opening scene of a bruised and battered Charlize Theron going in for a debriefing to awesome fights and spy craft against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall, I loved this movie. We also get to see Sofia Boutella’s acting chops.

And the soundtrack. Just perfect for the time and setting of the movie.

I hope this is the start of a new franchise.

Being a spy movie – too much knowledge of the plot would spoil essential details. Suffice it to say, an MI6 agent is killed and highly volatile intelligence was stolen from him. Lorraine is sent to find the missing intelligence with support from McAvoy’s character. That brief synopsis does not do this movie justice.

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Jason Bourne

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Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh

Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads files on Black ops programs like Treadstone and Briarwood. She ends up dragging Bourne into this by seeking him out with the stolen data. She claims that her father had something to do with Treadstone before his death. This leads to Bourne hunting down the truth as the CIA hunt him down in turn.

TL;DR Surprisingly decent. Leaves options open to continue the franchise.