I’ve been loving Charlize Theron since the 90’s when she was in that movie 12 Days in the Valley, but over the past few years she’s really come through and taken the role as the top bad bitch in Hollywood.
Back in 2015, she basically made film history as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, an intensely feminist action film where she challenged beauty, feminine, masculine, and even ability stereotypes. This summer she’s back with Atomic Blonde, another action movie starring Charlize as like a female James Bond, if James Bond was like 50 times cooler.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer:
In Atomic Blonde, Charlize drinks, swears, fights, sleeps with beautiful women, and takes down everyone that gets in her way while remaining ridiculously good looking. Her delivery is dry and her fighting is next level. Other than James Bond, we really have never seen an action hero like this, and it’s beautiful seeing someone like Charlize pull it off so effortlessly.
According to Wikipedia:
The film takes place in Berlin, 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances. Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival, and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation.
It also stars John Goodman and James McAvoy, both of whom I loooooove.
Charlize is also set to star in next months final Fast and the Furious franchise film, The Fate of the Furious, in which she plays a mastermind hacker and, shocker, total badass. Charlize Theron has become the feminist action star we needed and I am here for it.