It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.
Based on The Coldest City - (2012 comic), by Antony Johnston
- 1:00 -- Cold War
- 9:00 -- Oh fuck off, is this an invulnerable movie, where everything gets told as memory by the main character who can't die?
- 10:15 -- Stasi
- 18:45 -- Sinéad O'Connor
- 31:30 -- Casual misandry.
- 32:00 -- Wilhelm scream
- 32:45 -- Why would she hide her face?
- 32:30 -- I thought that there was a DMZ on either side of the wall.
- 34:15 -- The Prince - (1910 book), by Niccolò Machiavelli is practically a pamphlet, and that's a novel.
- 35:30 -- Someone, somewhere, recognizes that video playing on the left. Just not me offhand. I'm guessing it's a music video, as that's quite a theme.
- 40:00 -- David Hasselhoff
- 43:00 -- In the background is a billboard for Stalker - (1979 movie)
1:04:45 -- That's Tetris - (video game)
- 1:14:30 -- Casual misandry.
- 1:22:00 -- Why would she stay? Oh right, she does an ice water thing, so she has that superpower.
- 1:23:30 -- So she eluded the driver?
- 1:25:45 -- A perspective shift like that, where she wouldn't have known the event, really sticks out as inappropriate from the rest of the storytelling style.
- 1:33:00 -- How can he be that okay when he just had a knife or some pointy thing in his back?
- 1:34:00 -- This is breaking the fourth wall and fucking up the narrative style.
- 1:34:30 -- Sampling (music)
1:44:30 -- She could have acted as he was screwing the silencer on, the other two didn't have guns out.
So why is this movie called Atomic Blonde? There is no atomic.