Monday, 5 March 2012


Gina Carano.

I’m quite partial to an all action-thriller, an evening of escapist entertainment never goes a miss but when the complete story escapes you, you know there something not quite right!! The latest release from director Steven Soderbergh Haywire (2012) only needs the addition of some flared trousers and the odd paisley shirts to make it a fully-fledged authentic 1970’s American B-Movie adventure drama, not a bad thing? Well the set pieces were great but the segment's in between lacked any logic or for that matter any real excitement. By the end of my evening I’d even got jet lag with the extensive travels worldwide!!

The film boasted some well-known actors including Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, none of which came away with any credit. The only person to make a mark was the rather splendid looking Gina Carano, who is a retired mixed martial arts fighter, her character Mallory Kane was involved in some sensational chases, fights and shoot outs, allegedly doing all her own stunt work. The narrative is a muddled mix of government agents double-crossing one another? To be honest when watching this type of genre your not looking for a complex story just one that makes sense! Emotional involvement was impossible and any hint of a back stories for the characters was non-excitant. Ms. Carano is the only reason to watch this rather forgettable film!!

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