Tag: action movies

A More Realistic Lara

alicia vikander as lara croft

Tomb Raider

Directed By: Roar Uthaug

Grade: B-

I should caveat this review by saying while I’ve seen the original movie I’ve never played  any of the Lara Croft games. I also do not care about the way she looks or the size of absolutely anything in this movie 🙂

That being said it was quiet a nice surprise and definitely one of the better “based on a video game” movies I’ve seen in a while. Or possibly ever.

12 Strong: The Horse Soldiers

12 Strong

12 Strong

Directed By: Nicolai Fuglsig

Grade: B-

I keep wanting to call this movie 12 Down, which I know is not a good thing in military terms. As the pic says this is the declassified true story of the horse soldiers. A unit inserted into Northern Afghanistan and linked up with General Dostum to help them take on the Taliban and kick them out of a couple of strongholds.

Atomic Blonde

atomic blonde

Atomic Blonde

Directed by: David Leitch

Grade: C+

Charlize Theron is taking this action heroine stuff super seriously. She plays an MI6 agent sent to Berlin right before the Wall comes down in order to find a missing dossier full of super secret confidential information that will expose all the spies in the field and put their lives in danger.

I feel like that was a James Bond thing once. Why does this stuff keep getting written down in one place?