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Atomic Blonde

2017 / 115m - USA
Action, Mystery, Thriller
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A spy thriller that doesn't mind becoming an action from time to time. It's another 80s-styled film, but luckily it doesn't look like it was actually made in the 80s. Some decent performances, some visual bravado and fine pacing make this an entertaining watch. Nothing too out of the ordinary, just good fun.

The inoffensive

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019 / 137m - USA
Action, Comedy
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw poster

It's not like there's a lack of Fast & Furious films, so it's probably fair to say few people really needed this spin-off. Still, the idea of The Rock and Jason Statham teaming up for a bit of over-the-top action didn't sound too bad. And sure enough, Hobbs & Shaw turned out to be pretty entertaining, if you like this kind of thing.

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A deadly virus, concocted by a group of cybernetically enhanced people, is threatening humankind. Hobbs and Shaw are both put on the case, even though they still can't stand each other. When Shaw's sister becomes involved, the two have no option but to put their past differences aside.

The film is little more than a back and forth between Johnson and Statham banter and a handful of oversized action sequences. It's exactly what you could expect from a film like this, the nice thing is that it actually delivers. And yes, the plot is silly and predictable and the CG isn't always very convincing, but if you want some silly fun, you could do a lot worse.

Deadpool 2

2018 / 119m - USA
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi
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Slightly better than the first one. A little smoother, with a higher percentage of funny jokes. It seems like Reynolds has grown into his characters and while at times the story does get in the way of the film, it never gets too stale. The ending is pretty lame, but I guess that's a given with Marvel films. Pretty fun.

Dubious filler

John Wick

2014 / 101m - USA
Action, Crime
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