Synopsis: “Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.”
Ho, boy. Okay, while Atomic Blonde didn’t INVENT the blonde-wig/cold-war-spy look, there is something eerily similar about a few of these shots. Also, does Jennifer Lawrence have a twin or does she just NOT SLEEP because she cranks out more movies than Takashi Miike. Re-teaming with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, the Red Sparrow trailer actually looks alright and seeing Jennifer Lawrence play a high-stakes version of fuck/marry/kill is a pretty solid hook, but DAMN did the producers of this movie have to be pissed when Atomic Blonde broke so big.
Overall though, it’s intriguing. It is reminiscent of something Brian De Palma would have done during his Body Double/Blow Out phase, so in that respect we’re kinda into it.
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