Now this looks interesting. Charlize Theron is kicking ass in this Red Band Trailer for Atomic Blonde. Not only is she dishing out the beatings, but taking quite the beating herself. There’s no acrobatics and wrapping her thighs around some guys neck to flip him, no, she is just punching and kneeing and kicking the crap out of the bad guys as she takes what they can dish out and then gives it back with a vengeance. Check out the red band trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Now that looks fantastic, kicking ass and taking names kind of stunts there. What is refreshing is that she takes damage as well as she gives it. Too many movies just have the hero take a punch or two, but never really have to live with the damage that fighting 12 guys at a time will do to a person, even a well trained person.
The cast looks great too, with Sofia Boutella (Kingsman), James McAvoy (X-Men First Class), and John Goodman.
Atomic Blonde hits theater screens on July 28th.