Hotel Artemis Movie Review
Atomic Blonde is an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery. She is willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
She is a gifted actress as is McAvoy, but neither can save this mess of a plot.
On the bright side, the cinematography was top rate, the action sequences very believable and the 80’s soundtrack along with neon drenched atmosphere certainly make the viewer feel they’ve slipped back a few decades into the late 80’s in East/West Berlin.
They paint Percival as a traitor, and denies knowing the List’s current whereabouts, forcing the agency to close the case. Three days later, she meets with Bremovych in Paris, revealing herself to be Satchel. Lorraine gives him a fake List, but Bremovych admits he knows she set him up. Lorriane kills his henchmen, and before killing him reveals she was manipulating events from the very beginning. She then meets with Kurzfeld, revealing herself to be an American triple agent planted by the CIA, before returning with him to Langley.
The Mummy is a remake of the 1999 film and a better story line by Alex Kurtzman. Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) has these weird dreams that makes him a Jekyl during his dreams and at the end of the film. Dr Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) It becomes a sequel as I watched it, it had the feel during the film. I thought it was scary and it had action packed for this type of film and was a great surprise for the better. The unfortunate situation in this film there were some scenes of violence that may have been too much for a PG-13.
This film left me with a Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) and Hyde moment which gave me a sneak peak of the next sequel. It also gave me information of the connection of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Nick Morton and will see what happens with those character developments in their next films working together as Alex Kurtzman puts together.
It stands as a major victory for Universal’s Dark Universe and Tom Cruise. The cast is very strong and director Alex Kurtzman utilizes these actors in roles that works well together. I believe the whole world will becomes aware of the existence of superheroes and supervillains, the Universal Monsters franchise will keep us in suspense on that for future films like this one.