Review: 'Haywire' Is Viciously Delicious!
Am I biased towards Steven Soderbergh? Perhaps! For those who’ve been following me the past couple years know how I feel about the man. Truly one of my top favorite directors, and never straying away from his style of filmmaking, here I am again going gaga over another one of his masterpieces, and this time, baptizing us with a new ass-kicking leading lady. She literally is an ass-kicking leading lady whose blessing screens on a different angle.
Ladies, here’s another one in your species to hate on as Gina Carano moves from hardcore to Hollywood. Starring as Mallory she’s a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, grungiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious - and dangerous - trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she'll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
If you’re one who’s queasy at the sight of violence, especially among women, this is NOT the film for you. That last sentence in no way, shape or form condones violence, period, however, if you’re the type who’s completely the opposite in artistic form and loves embracing movies delivering everything and anything with brute style – this is it!
What makes this gritty piece an awesome film aside from its star-studded cast, is ALL the off-the-wall, in-your-face, love-it-or-not action which ones’ forced to swallow. I’m one who always says “action’s cool, but doesn’t make a film” and it’s true, however, when you have the smoothness of Soderbergh behind the camera, it cannot fail. The script is obviously stripped to every word’s core and so crafty; I actually felt every single page and/or scene was a film within itself.
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