Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017’s Atomic Blonde! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!
Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch, in his first solo directorial credit, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, published by Oni Press, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The film stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy, with John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones in supporting roles.
Atomic Blonde had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2017 and was released in the United States on July 28, 2017, by Focus Features. It has grossed $26 million and received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its action sequences, Theron’s performance and the musical score, with many comparing the film to John Wick, although some criticized the writing and pacing.