After a day of sitting in the hospital and then fighting the traffic in
, a movie about a beautiful woman kickin' butt, shootin' guns, and Blowing Up Stuff Real Good sounded like just what I needed. So I watched HAYWIRE, which is about a freelance spy who has to go rogue to survive after the people she works for turn on her. Dallas
It gets sort of a mixed verdict from me. MMA fighter Gina Carano is great as the lead, maybe not classically beautiful but very appealing. She gives a decent performance and of course handles the fights very well. The film has a nice low-key but hardboiled edge to it, although it's almost a little too low-key at times. It could have used a little more craziness. My biggest problem was with the plot, which I found too hard to follow. But maybe I was just too tired.
Anyway, I liked HAYWIRE overall, and really liked Gina Carano. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does next.