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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.

Bullet Train

2022 / 127m - USA
Action, Comedy
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A film that reminded me of the joyous crime flicks of the mid-00s (think Smokin' Aces). The problem is that the assembled killers aren't that much fun and that Leitch's direction appears a bit toothless. This could've been a really fun, juicy film, instead, we're getting some PG-13, sanitized version of that.

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Ladybug is replacing Carver on what looks like a very simple job. He is to board a train, grab a briefcase and get off at the next stop. But several killers for hire are also on board of the train, and they're all after the same briefcase. Ladybug will have his work cut out for him if he wants to get out alive.

The action is a little tepid, the characters aren't quite quirky enough and two hours is a bit long for the simple setup. It's still a fun and entertaining film though. The pacing is decent, nothing is ever taken too seriously and the finale is pretty entertaining. It's just that the potential was there to be something way better.

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, 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.

John Wick

2014 / 101m - USA
Action, Crime
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