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Gunpowder Milkshake - A Deliciously Explosive Blend

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 Stars)

Released 07-14-2021

Watched 05-06-2023

Reviewed 05-08-2023

Watched on Netflix

"It can get infected. Worms will get in there and lay eggs. And then they’ll have to cut your arm off."

"Gunpowder Milkshake" is a thrilling and stylish action movie that delivers a powerful punch of adrenaline, humor, and female empowerment. Director Navot Papushado masterfully blends a gritty, neon-drenched atmosphere with a generous serving of captivating fight sequences, making it an instant classic for fans of the action genre.

The plot centers around Sam (Karen Gillan), a skilled assassin who was raised by The Firm, a ruthless criminal organization. When a high-risk mission goes awry, Sam finds herself in the crosshairs of her former employers. With the help of her estranged mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey), and a trio of seasoned female assassins (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino), Sam must navigate a complex web of treachery and deceit to protect an innocent girl and survive the night.

Karen Gillan's portrayal of Sam is nothing short of spectacular. She brings the character to life perfectly with cold-blooded efficiency, vulnerability, and dry wit. Lena Headey's performance as Scarlet is equally compelling, creating a nurturing and deadly character. The chemistry between the two actresses adds a layer of emotional depth that enriches the story.

The supporting cast, particularly Bassett, Yeoh, and Gugino, are a pleasure to watch as they demonstrate their formidable skills and camaraderie onscreen.

The film's visuals are a highlight, with stunning cinematography and dynamic camera work that truly immerse the viewer in the action. The fight choreography is outstanding, showcasing the prowess of the female-led cast in a series of innovative and exhilarating combat sequences.

In conclusion, "Gunpowder Milkshake" is a high-octane, visually stunning, and relentlessly entertaining action movie. With its exceptional cast and engaging storyline, it serves up a satisfying blend of style and substance that will leave audiences craving more.

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