Social Icons

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)




Karen Gillan

Lena Headey

Carla Gugino

Chloe Coleman

Michelle Yeoh

Angela Bassett

Paul Giamatti

Directed by Navot Papushado

(contains mild spoilers)

I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would and I was expecting a lot of cliché movie theories, but the movie decided to skip that and just allow us enjoy. When it comes to having female leads, you kind of expect all sugar and spice, females come together colorful setting (Legally Blonde always comes to mind). Or neon filled intense power play like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde.

The movie is all action blazing, guns shooting and all kinds of John Wick feels. As our leads try to make the best decision concerning a situation she was dropped into. Our lead moves with the drive of Atomic Blonde with some dash of sister love.

I guess the only thing I did not get to understand about the movie is the death of one of the female leads. I wanted for the best of things for her to make it through to the end. My surprise when that was not the case.

The movie is directed and co written by Navot Papushado, someone I do not know. But Netflix has already agreed to a sequel to be done.

The plot of this one introduces us to hired killer, Sam (Karen Gillan). Who was sent to kill two guys, but in the end killed a bunch of people on her way out of the job. One of the people she killed happens to be the son of a boss, who now wants retribution.

We get to understand that Sam’s life is similar to that of her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey) who was also a hired killer, by the same people which Sam now works for. Scarlet has been underground for fifteen years, staying away from Sam because she too killed someone she was not supposed to. In her case though, she did it knowingly. Sam was sent on another job to retrieve money stolen from her company by their accountant, she was to retrieve and kill the man. She got to the man shot him, only to discover he stole the money because his daughter’s life Emily, was in danger. Sam felt obliged to save the young eight-year-old. This rescue caused the company to loose all the money Sam was to retrieve and now they were vexed and handed her location to the boss who wanted revenge.

Sam ran with Emily to a supposed safe haven where she met her mother. Their reunion was cut short by the men trailing her then the three went to a library ran by three ladies Madeline, Florence and Anna May. Scarlet had not seen them since she left fifteen years before.

I will stop her to leave you to go watch the movie and see how Sam and the ladies handled the challenges that came looking for them.


Post a Comment