Atomic Blonde: The Badass Action Hero We Need

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Atomic Blonde: The Badass Action Hero We Need

Illustration: Cleon Dsouza

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alfway through the hyper-stylish, neon-lit existence of David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde, comes a jaw-droppingly stunning action set piece. It’s great to look at, but it also holds a clue to the film’s vision for its lead protagonist, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron). In the scene, easily the film’s pièce de résistance, Lorraine, an MI6 agent tasked with the mission to hunt for a stolen list of agents that compromise their real identities, is seen protecting Spyglass, the Stasi defector who compiled that very list.

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