There’s nothing hotter than female action heroes kicking ass – think Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels and, most recently, DC’s Wonder Woman. But it’s time to step aside, ladies – there’s a new sheriff in town. She’s a James Bond in heels. A Jason Bourne in lingerie. She’s mega-babe, and Oscar winning mega-talent, Charlize Theron, and she stars in Hollywood’s newest breakneck blockbuster Atomic Blonde.
If you’re after the real deal – you’ve got it. Not even the eight personal trainers responsible for pushing her until she’d puke each day on set nor the surgery she required after cracking her teeth when a stunt went wrong could stop Theron from taking it to the limit in this stylised Cold War action thriller.
Set on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, MI6 agents Lorraine (Charlize Theron) and David (James McAvoy) are ordered to cooperate in destroying a savage espionage ring and retrieving a top-secret list of double agents being smuggled into the West.
Atomic Blonde is jam-packed with vintage ‘80s tunes, lesbian love affairs, eight-minute single shot fight sequences and a plot that pulsates with the intensity of Tarantino at his best. Theron admitted that the success of Aussie smash Mad Max: Fury Road helped guide the film’s development and you can feel it – it has the energy of a thunderbolt.
Hot, fierce and visually spectacular, the only thing remotely Cold here is the war. Don’t miss it.
Atomic Blonde opens at Robina, Pacific Fair and Australia Fair Event Cinemas today. To win your way there, tag who you’d take with you to see it this weekend below.