Haywire stars Gina Carano as a kick ass action hero in an espionage thriller. Think of it as Bourne Ultimatum with a female lead. The movie co-stars Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Michael Fassbender in supporting roles.
The story is a little muddled but you can follow the overall jist of it. The action scenes are exciting and stylized. Compared to Director Steven Soderbergh’s last film Contagion which felt almost like a psuedo documentary TV movie of the week, this movie has more energy and style. Both movies are well made but this one has personality and style.
It is even more impressive considering that Soderbergh hasn’t really made this type of movie before. He is accomplishing the rare feat of directing a variety of movies in different genres and with different tones along the lines of Danny Boyle.
Gina Carano is excellent as the lead : tough, intelligent and sexy in a tomboyish way. She has a very good screen presence and hopefully this will bring her more leading roles.
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