Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Haywire - movie review

Those familiar with Fight Girl and American Gladiators might come running to the theater for this one. Gina Carona is known to be fit and ready to fight. No one mentioned she could act. But who knows, some day Bond maybe a woman.

Naturally, its a well casted flick. Shot with such flare and a nifty soundtrack for the most part. Still, you may hate it. Find it pointless and plot-less. Yet, all you need to know, this just isn't a spy going rogue. Its someone fighting for her life.

Carona kicks ass and keeps going until the job is done. Along the way, we meet the man she loves, the man she loved and the guy who was suppose to be her fake husband. Lost yet?

Well, she tells this story to Michael Angarano (who she picks up a long the way on her run) and tells him everything. Someone needs to know the truth.

The film offers a variety of eye-candy from  Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. And then the champions of slick films, Antonio Bandaras and Michael Douglas.

Its just hard to figure out who the bad guys are with so many twists and turns. Maybe she was bad all along, one might start to question. But who would do such a thing to set this up, hoping to silence her?

Plenty of chases, on foot, in cars, with police, on tops of buildings. The movie keeps moving and yet are we really thrilled with that? The downfall is no time for real characters to develop. But if you are looking for some fun and have missed one of your favorites, like Ewan or Channing then you might want to take a chance on this one.

"I want to see Haywire again just for the sheer brutality in the fight scenes, and the epic coolness of Gina Carano beating the shit of every guy that opposes her."-James

One of the many reasons to go to this movie.

STORYLINE: Beautiful freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.

 “Is this your idea of relaxing? Wine and… gun maintenance?
Aaron, Haywire


mazzy may said...

Definitely, action packed. I love the Hey Girl.

Cafe Fashionista said...

This sounds like such an interesting film. And I love that Hey Girl addition! :P

jessica sandoval said...

I had never heard of this film, but it looks awesome! And that first promotional poster is ALL OF THE YES.

FWB said...

She is rather cool.

Lux and Stan said...

The hey girl, gave me a chuckle.

Gianella Peralta said...

I'm not really into so action films but maybe, I'll watch this :)

W. said...

I want to see her in something with Ryan Gosling now.