Screen Junkies » haywire http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Review: ‘Haywire’ – One Of Those Soderbergh Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-haywire-one-of-those-soderbergh-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-haywire-one-of-those-soderbergh-movies/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:17:43 +0000 Noah Griffith http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242948 Not without its flaws, but worth a watch.

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Steven Soderbergh‘s film Haywire, starring MMA babe Gina Carano, hits theaters today. Yes, the poster looks like straight to DVD action schlock, but having Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, and C Tates (C TATES!) shows it means business…in a very Steven Soderbergh way.

I’ll sum up the movie in one sentence, using my best “trailer” voice tone (imagine it).

She was their best Agent…
CUT TO: Carano kicking ass…
…but then they betrayed her!”
CUT TO: Carano kicking more ass.

If that didn’t make enough sense — Gina Carano gets betrayed by her employer (Ewan McGregor), and she gets revenge by showing off her awesome MMA skills. The action may not be Bourne level hollywood insanity, but it’s cool to know it’s from a real life ass kicker (who’s also painfully attractive).

Obi-Wan Getting His Ass Kicked.

Like most Soderbergh movies, Haywire is much more style over substance. Instead of trying to do a new take on an old story, he does a throwback that makes you feel like you’re watching an action movie from the 60s…in 2012. I always like giving props to Soderbergh for trying new things, but I will say tone felt…well…like those Xtranormal Conversations you can create online for free. Don’t know what I’m talking about? See Below:

This video pretty much sums up the style of the movie. There’s lots of weird pauses and odd blocking that make for a very robotic viewing experience. That being said, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s definitely a nice return to some of his earlier movies like The Limey (also written by Lem Dobbs) and is thoroughly entertaining. Carano does a great job in her acting debut, and is well complimented by her co-stars…Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, and C Tates (C TATES!).

All in all, Haywire is worth the watch if you’re in to Soderbergh’s “hey guys…let’s make another movie” movies that he seems to churn out every month. It may not be as fun as his Oceans films, but it certainly won’t disappoint.

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Haywire http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/haywire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/haywire/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:30:11 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241143 Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender Synopsis: A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. Release Date: January 20, 2011

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Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender

Synopsis: A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Release Date: January 20, 2011

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Gina Carano Kills Hollywood’s A-List In ‘Haywire’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/gina-carano-kills-hollywoods-a-list-in-haywire-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/gina-carano-kills-hollywoods-a-list-in-haywire-trailer/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:58:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=231799 It's good to see the 1980's voice-over guy getting work again.

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In the UK trailer for Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire, Gina Carano proves she’s not a Step Up fan by breaking Channing Tatum into various pieces. Who knew that MMA could be exciting?!! Whenever I watch it’s just sweaty dudes hugging on the floor.

And far be it from me to criticize how a shadowy operation hires and fires their elite assassins, but it seems like setting them up and killing them is a bit risky. Because if you fail, you suddenly have a killing machine gunning for Ewan McGregor. Why not offer them a pink slip? It might be a nice change of pace to not shoot, stab, and decapitate people for a living. You know, they could just head someplace warm and write. Follow their dream.

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‘Haywire’ Trailer Proves Soderbergh Can Do Action http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/haywire-trailer-proves-soderbergh-can-do-action/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/haywire-trailer-proves-soderbergh-can-do-action/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:28:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221546 Introducing the nation's deadliest, hottest killing machine.

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4 photosGina Carano Just Beating The Hell Out Of People In 'Haywire'

Giddyup. If you ever wondered what the Bourne series would be like is Matt Damon was a crazy-hot chick, then this Haywire trailer is your Woodstock..

The plot of the film seems familiar enough: Government agent wakes up one day to find out that her employers are trying to kill her. She goes on a tear to find out why and to save her own ass.

Everything else is just window dressing. We haven’t seen Soderbergh tackle such a straight action flick before, and it looks like he brings a masterful touch to even the most action-packed scenes.

The film boasts a cast that demands it be taken seriously, featuring Gina Carano, Ewan MacGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio”Puss in Boots” Banderas, and Michael Douglas.

Just go ahead and get excited about this one.

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Save The Date For ‘Obilivion’, ‘Savages’, ‘Despicable Me 2′, And ‘Haywire’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/save-the-date-for-obilivion-savages-and-despicable-me-2-and-haywire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/save-the-date-for-obilivion-savages-and-despicable-me-2-and-haywire/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:21:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216546 In 760 days or so, we'll all be basking in the glory that is 'Despicable Me 2'.

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4 photosGina Carano Just Beating The Hell Out Of People In 'Haywire'

Universal has set three release dates for some of its prestige and tentpole projects. The good news is..they have release dates. The bad news is that the nearest date is September 28, 2012 for Oliver Stone‘s Savages. Despicable Me 2 will be dropping July 3, 2013, the way our forefathers would have wanted it, and Oblivion (or is it Horizons?) will hit theaters on July 19, 2013.

Fortunately, Relativity aren’t quite so witholding with their films, so we have been granted a January 20, 2012 release date for Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire, starring MMA star Gina Carano.

There really aren’t enough hours in the day, ya know?

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Gina Carano Just Beating The Hell Out Of People In ‘Haywire’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/gina-carano-just-beating-the-hell-out-of-people-in-haywire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/gina-carano-just-beating-the-hell-out-of-people-in-haywire/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:16:21 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=201315 It appears to be Ewan McGregor's turn to pay the fiddler in these stills.

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There is no shame in getting the crap beaten out of you by MMA star Gina Carano, even if you’re a dude. So don’t feel too bad, Ewan.

One would be rightfully skeptical of a “serious” thriller featuring an MMA star, but Haywire director Steven Soderbergh has managed to get winning performances out of porn stars and Topher Grace, so don’t be so quick to discount this film. In case you’re still sour on the idea, perhaps a supporting cast of Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, Matthieu Kassovitz and Antonio Banderas will put your mind at ease.

Haywire revolves around Carano’s character, a black ops soldier who finds out she’s been double-crossed, then goes around beating the hell out of people until something gives. It appears to be Ewan McGregor’s turn to pay the fiddler in these stills. Actually the script by Lem Dobbs is thought to be quite sharp, so just consider the ass-kickings a bonus.

Still, those legs could dropkick a small car. (Playlist)

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