3 Jan


Haywire is a fast paced action thriller that follows a betrayed covert operator that wants to exact revenge on her former employers. Director Steven Soderberg’s film features Hollywood’s next big action star. Her name is Gina Carano, a former mixed martial artist that has real fighting skills and good looks that gives her an on-screen presence not seen since Chuck Norris retired his black belt. Granted, Carano’s acting ability is rough around the edges, but there are moments that reveal her potential for becoming a natural. The fight sequences are great, but there are some clunky scenes, as well as some unrealistic logistics for the sake of pacing. Soderbergh puts together an interesting cast: Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, and Ewan McGregor. My main criticism is that these actors did not have enough to do because of a lean script. Hopefully, Carano will get an opportunity to turn this character into a successful franchise.


Chuck’s Grace: B

Adam’s Grade: C+

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