How often does a woman get the opportunity to kick ass in her own movie? Not very. In fact, Wonder Woman is the only big, female-fronted action movie coming this year. Or rather, it was, until the first Atomic Blonde trailer came along and unapologetically tore my scalp clean off.
You may not have heard of this movie before this week, but it just announced itself in pretty epic fashion. John Wick director David Leitch is behind the camera, and the whole thing seems to lurch stylishly between late-80s decay and swathes of neon. James McAvoy and John Goodman co-star, but this is clearly a vehicle designed expressly for Charlize Theron to kick ass and take names.
Check out the first, R-rated #AtomicBlonde trailer below.
Is that lesbian sex scene with Sofia Boutella there just to get guys who don't know if it's OK to watch a female action movie to part with their coin? I couldn't possibly comment. What I do know is that this movie just shot its way to the top of my most-anticipated list. Atomic Blonde drop-kicks its way into theaters Friday, July 28.
Are you hyped for Charlize to add another bad bitch to her action resume?