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NEW Carano/fassbender/mcgrgor - Haywire (Blu-ray)
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We enjoyed the fight scenes, the scenery, the pace, the twists and turns. We didn't like the fact that several things were left unexplained / red herrings? (explained in a sequel maybe?) but hey, it was a fun film to watch, and we're going to watch it again this week.
One warning: at one point, a vehicle hits a "deer" BUT the deer looks very, very fake (wobbles like rubber, not much detail on it), so animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief.
The film starts off in an ordinary way. A young woman goes into a roadside diner and sits down. She orders tea, and in walks a man who goes right over to her, sits down across the table from her. There isn't much small talk (this film isn't big on dialogue over all), he orders a cup of coffee..
and then the guy throws hot coffee in her face and starts laying a beating on her. We thought, "What the ....?" and the other diners look shocked as well. Here's this helpless, petite gal getting beat up by this tall, muscly guy. And this preconception... misconception... and others continue to be shattered throughout the film.
We find the heroine gives better than she gets, and is tough through and through. She's been marked for death, but why, and by whom? We find out through flashbacks what has led to this situation, and it's a plausible, interesting story.
Hard to believe this is Gina Carano's first film. She's tough (in real life too), is 30, and is 5'8", 145 lbs of muscle (stats according to [...]), so right there she's not like so many actresses today (fluffy, whiny, and anorexic).Read more ›
So, when he saw MMA fighter Gina Carrano fight he had the idea to build a movie around her character, and Haywire is the result. His fascination with her is understandable, and he takes an appreciable risk casting an unknown and inexpereinced actress in a leading role.
The risk I think does pay off. While she may lack the smooth acting technique of a more established actress, she more than compensates for this with her charisma and presence, her impeccable fighter skills, and fascinating physicality.
When an operation goes wrong members of a shady organisation, intent on cleaning up pursue her with the intent to kill. It's nothing personal just business.
I loved for example that she traveled to Ireland on a mission, and part of the pursuit takes place through Dublin City. The odds aagains her seem insurmountable, and she has to push to get even before she gets squared away.
Because of her fighting skills the fight scenes have a gripping realism, and usually she is fighting men who are also very skilled, and whether she will win is by no means certain. In one fight she is attacked by surprise from behind.
I have to admit I did enjoy this movie a lot more than I expected. It's a refreshing change from the formula where the fight scenes are obviously choreographed, and you MTV style cross cutting and slow motion where the heroines hair doesn't get mussed.
You can watch many clips of Gina Carrano on youtube, and decide for yourself if you are intrigued and I totally enjoyed the movie. I do hope it's not the only movie she makes. Yahwire boasts an impressive cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, and Channing Tatum.
I think you will love it, and I hope this was helfpul
Gina Carano is not only gorgeous, but she proves she has a future as an actor and an action star. Not very many women can pull off a believable hard-nosed action hero, but she nailed it.
I loved this movie and bought it as soon as I was able. If you enjoy getting a little more than you bargained for in a film, then give Haywire a try.
i have to say it was'nt that bad at all. but to put her in a fight with
C.Tatum is kind of stupid but you never know she is tough..Haywire [Blu-ray]
Most recent customer reviews
Not a classic thespian story but, some kick-ass action with a Woman that can actually fight. Just Love Gina Carano. Period.Published 7 months ago by Daniel Martel
Amazing fight scenes; very engaging movie. I've watched it twice, 3rd time coming up soon!Published 14 months ago by James Hutchison
Entertaining! Too see but not a very exciting story compare to Bourne movies.Published 16 months ago by Nouck_29
Fair considering the cast...but don't waste your money if it's more than $10. 60/40...and that's generous.Published 19 months ago by T. Lee
Based on previous reviews I took a chance, and I am very sad that I did. This was beyond boring, acting was not what I expected from this type of movie with this kind of cast. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2013 by Stefanie Beaudin