Maika Monroe’s engaging performance serves only to highlight how feeble and unconvincing the rest of the film is.
The film argues we’re stronger and better when we’re home, building communities that can oppress the oppressors.
The teaser seems hell-bent on satisfying those who found the first film to be an over-directed succession of freakouts.
The film carelessly affirms the idea that all women should be able to fight back at will, and if they don’t, it’s on them.
It feels akin to spending 135 minutes being led through an unnervingly well-mounted haunted mansion.
David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde frequently loses sight of its own action to glibly pay homage to other works.
The show no longer suffers from lethargic pacing, but it’s also been scrubbed free of any residual weirdness.