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Haywire (2012)

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Gina Carano
Michael Fassbender
Ewan McGregor
Bill Paxton
Channing Tatum
Antonio Banderas
Michael Douglas

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Distributed by: Relativity Media

The Ocean Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen director made this Lem Dobbs badly scripted action thriller about conspiracy and all that.

So why should you watch ‘Haywire’? (Although I don’t recommend that you should)

The cinematography is classic. Steven Soderbergh did a good job directing this movie, and kudos to the editing team, as the movie starts with you wondering what’s going on, as we see former American Gladiator Gina Carano playing Mallory engage in a fight with Aaron (Channing Tatum) after exchange of words, then cut scenes of the past mixed with the present, takes us through the whole plot of the movie.
The fight scenes are well choreographed but dull, the acting of Gina Carano showed that she hasn’t had much experience acting as she acted as a brick from the beginning to the end of the movie, the close ups on her face didn’t help.

The introduction of Michael Douglas and Banderas were just stunts to get people to the cinema, as their roles were as insignificant as the time I wasted watching this thriller.

The ensemble cast in this movie just play around the conspiracy till the end, a style of movie that I don’t believe should be done; as things just keep twisting and turning you don’t get the whole picture till the very end, that is if you sat down till the end. You are watching a movie about a woman beating up every guy she comes across, and after you have been watching for an hour, you start to lose interest.

I watched for over an hour and I still didn’t know why she is doing all this revenge stuff, If not the fact that I have to review it I would have worked off.

The plot: Mallory at a diner took out Aaron in a fight, and takes a diner customer hostage in the course of the slight police chase that follows; she starts to fill him in on the back story:

She and Aaron worked together on a job in Barcelona, rescuing a Chinese dissident (Anthony Brandon Wong) for a client (Antonio Banderas). Both Mallory’s boss, Kenneth (Ewan MacGregor) and Coblenz (Michael Douglas) seem to share a secret about the true nature of the Barcelona operation. Kenneth coarse Mallory to do another job where she is to pair with a spy Paul (Michael Fassbender: Shame and X-Men First Class). From here all changed and the conspiracy starts.

The movie is a sad excuse to show off Gina’s fighting skill as it is sure the acting skills still needs some work.


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