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"Eye Candy for guys and gals alike..."
, 28 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Haywire [DVD] (DVD)
Steven Soderbergh, the director of HAYWIRE, took a chance casting a mixed-martial arts star named Gina Carano in this movie released in January 2012. It was her first film. Carano plays an ex-Marine, now government assassin who turns rogue. Onscreen she's a cross between Linda Fiorentino (The Last Seduction) and Noomi Repace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). As beautiful and raven haired as Fiorentino and as svelte and agile as Repace in black leather, Carano plays her role more like a Cyborg than a human. And she does her own stunts...great stuff.
As Time film critic Richard Corliss writes in his review, this movie is "sooo 1940's." Yes, it's an "ingenious, old-school, thrill-a-minute" entertaining movie needing no special effects, loud sound track, wild car chases nor hand-held cameras. And it's filmed mainly in Ireland...with one segment in a luxury suite in The Shelbourne Hotel for a little glam.
Gina Carano may be new to film-goers...but there's an impressive array of male superstars. Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Channing Tatum. "...effervescent eye candy for guys and gals alike."
Critic Corliss sums up the action with a comparision to another popular action thriller: "It's James Bond vs. Rosa Klebb in the From Russia With Love train compartment. Only you're rooting for Rosa..."
Recommended as a summer movie to watch on a dreary winter day.
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