HAYWIRE – REVIEW
Gina Carano makes her official acting debut as the star of a film that is filled with a plethora of stars. Gina Carano is a former MMA fighter and an undefeated one at that. She’s gorgeous, she can kick-ass and she is definitely a action star that you will look forward to seeing in future.
As for the film Haywire, it’s a good solid film, with a solid performance by Gina Carano (granted it is her first film), which essentially is composed of her just kicking a lot of ass, and showing the world that she is a legitimate action star, that will seriously beat you down if you cross her path.
|Gina Carano does occasionally shot people|
In terms of the emotional stuff in the film, well quite frankly the film doesn’t really push for any. Meaning that you don’t really get to see how good of an actress this future action star really is. Instead the film is set in such a way that you just get to watch her do what she does best, which ist is… Yes you guessed it KICKING-ASS!
The story is about a Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane, played by Gina Carano, who is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs, which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.
Thanks to director Steven Soderbergh, the film is beautifully shot, with a quite unique tone to it. Having edited the film himself, its clean, flawless feel of the film is testament to Soderbergh’s vision. Using sounds and music to maximum effect.
However, even though the film is smartly shot, and even though Gina Carano proves to be a worthy adversary to any Expendable, the films story is somewhat subpar.
The film really plays out as a dumbed down Bourne film, essentially keeping all the thrills but story wise just not as smart as it claims to be.
The film keeps you on your toes but the story is quite linear in its storytelling never really taking any risks and never fully embracing a deeper story.
|Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano|
The cast in the film includes Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton, and their only job in the film is to make Gina look good.
They all do what’s necessary of them, but don’t expect them to anything substantial in the story that was just used as a vehicle for Gina Carano.
Haywire might not be as smart as the Bourne franchise, which it wants to be, but it is smartly shot, with Gina Carano punching her way through the film, you will certainly enjoy it. If Haywire is anything to go by then you will be excited to see Carano in future, namely Fast and Furious 6!