Meat At The Movies: Charlize Theron Kicks Ass In ‘Atomic Blonde’
So the movie I'm really excited about this weekend is called Atomic Blonde. This is the new action from from director David Lietch, who co-directed the original John Wick, and he's bringing that same style of fighting to this spy thriller set in the 1980s with Charlize Theron in the lead role. Theron has been doing great work in action movies lately - she was iconic as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and she played the villain in this year's The Fate of the Furious, so it's exciting to see her get her own starring action role that could turn into a franchise if it's successful.
What I'm hearing about the movie is that the plot makes absolutely no sense, but also, that doesn't matter, because the action sequences are nonstop and incredible, and Charlize is terrific. James McAvoy costars as Charlize's main ally, and the rest of the cast is rounded out by great actors like John Goodman, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. I'm definitely pumped for this, and it's the one I think you should go see this weekend.
Also out this weekend is The Emoji Movie, and I don't wanna say this is definitely the worst thing that's ever existed, but I feel like it comes close. It's exactly what it sounds like: an animated kids movie based on those little faces and symbols that you text people on your phone. T.J. Miller plays the main character, James Corden, Anna Farris and Maya Rudolph are all in it, and they somehow got Patrick Stewart to be the voice of the poop emoji. This movie currently has a full-on zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes, not one single critic has given this a positive review, so it's likely best to steer clear in this case.
Finally this weekend also sees the release of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, a new documentary that acts as a follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore is back and still spreading his message of environmental awareness, and I've heard the movie is incredibly terrifying and passionate and informative - it may not have the same punch as the original film, but its points are worth hearing and the movie is incredibly current - the trailer even shows Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which was only a couple of months ago, so it seems like they were still making this movie after filming had wrapped.
In any case, Atomic Blonde is my pick for the weekend, but An Inconvenient Sequel is a good choice if you're looking to get educated, just whatever you do, avoid The Emoji Movie at all costs. And until next time, we'll Meat at the Movies.