Atomic Blonde succeeds as a thrill ride and another triumph for Charlize Theron, but not much else. It’s enjoyable and often quite rousing, but the highs are fleeting and somewhat hollow. If it wasn’t so streamlined, it would feel like a test run for a much better film waiting to burst through at any moment. It’s fine as it stands, but Atomic Blonde also smacks of missed opportunities.
Arriving this week on store shelves: Disney returns to form with the animated gem, The Princess And The Frog; Astro Boy makes his feature film debut; the vampires and the werewolves fight it out in The Twilight Saga: New Moon; plus a look at Clash Of The Titans and The Neverending Story, which both arrive on Blu-ray.
Opening this week in a theatre near you, Disney leaps back into form with the animated marvel, The Princess And The Frog; Clint Eastwood directs Invictus, the story of Nelson Mandela’s fight to unite his country; plus a look at Me and Orson Welles and A Single Man.