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Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Old 01-21-12, 01:02 PM
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Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

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Beautiful freelance covert operative Mallory Kane 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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1506999/

Written by Lem Dobbs (Dark City, The Score)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh


Since this also opened yesterday. Might as well do one for this too.
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re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Enjoyable, forgettable movie. Carano is pretty and some of the sound design was... interesting. That's pretty much all I'll take from this. It'll be gone from theatres in two weeks time. GC was hyped as the "next big action star", she'll have to settle for being the next Jeff Speakman.
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re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

I like the separate reviews thread but can we still keep the director's name in the thread? Much more relevant for searches.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Already saw 2 movies this weekend and will try to catch this one on Monday.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt View Post
GC was hyped as the "next big action star", she'll have to settle for being the next Jeff Speakman.

I'd actually prefer it if she became a DTV star and her movies were directed by Isaac Florentine and not Soderbergh. Put her in with Gary Adkins for NINJA 2 and I'd be very happy.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Just saw this tonight. It was just alright for me. Very forgettable movie. I think Gina Carano is definitely sexy and photogenic on camera, but she needs to work with an acting coach. I thought she was so wooden and at times looked bored. I actually started to get bored mid-way through the movie. The Mallory character came across as very unlikeable. I know she's a little too old now, but I think someone like Jennifer Garner would have handled the material better and actually added some emotional depth to Mallory. Plus, Garner worked on Alias and has the physical training to do what Mallory did here.

I do credit Soderbergh for not using some extra sound effects or overblown score for the fight scenes. They felt really authentic and you could see that Carano is very athletic.

Good supporting cast. Although I think Michael Douglas was underused. Cool ending, but I felt like it was wrapped up too neatly.

Overall, I give it between a B- and C+ I don't think I will be re-visiting this film anytime soon.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Pasted from the other thread:

I saw it today and really liked it. I thought Carano did really good and far better than whatshername in The Girlfriend Experience. Sometimes Gina's dialogue was delivered with a lack of enthusiasm at times but in the action scenes she held her own. In fact, I found it hard to believe when she was having a hard time with some guys. I guess they had it to make it interesting. Like others said, the still camera on the action scenes was very refreshing. I enjoyed Soderbergh's choices for shots. He did everything pretty well. It was a lot of fun and nice to see a different kind of action flick other that typical star vehicles made by generic Hollywood gun-for-hires.

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Loved it. Tight and brutal, lots of momentum and Gina Carano, while a little rough in the acting department, more than made up for it with charisma, good looks and serious ass kicking.

Blu-ray purchase on day 1 for me.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Fights were fantastic, but GC's vocal delivery was stiff. Decent B movie
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

I liked it, although it moved a little slower than I was expecting.

Oh, and for all the people complaining about Gina's acting, Soderbergh redubbed her voice for the entire movie. See here explanation of Gina's voice.

Basically, he didn't want "Mallory" to sound like Gina. I'm sure that contributed to her "wooden" delivery.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

A little surprised that this only made a little over $8M with it opening in about 2500 screens.

Luckily the budget is really low at approx $25M, so it will probably break even in the U.S. and maybe make a little money from overseas. But it's by no means a hit.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Are we allowed to talk about spoilers? What was up with that deer? That was pretty random.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

I took that as a "shit happens" moment. Not a great time for it to happen, but they were running out of options anyway.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Loved it.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

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Plus, Garner worked on Alias and has the physical training to do what Mallory did here.
I loved Alias. Loved it. But not on Garner's best day could she pull off some of the moves Carano does.

I thought it was really good, but not great. Definitely a Soderbergh movie. Probably too "deep" for someone expecting a straight up action movie. Carano's performance definitely leaves something to be desired, but the action sequences make up for it in my mind. The rest of the cast is great.

I would recommend catching this in the theater.

As for Carano, if I was Warner Bros. I would cast her as Wonder Woman today. Right now.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post
Fights were fantastic, but GC's vocal delivery was stiff. Decent B movie
I think I read her lines were dubbed over or something...
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

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As for Carano, if I was Warner Bros. I would cast her as Wonder Woman today. Right now.
If Carano was 3"-4" taller, she'd be my first choice as well as WW.
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I think I read her lines were dubbed over or something...
Her voice but they altered the pitch.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

how many times we going to wonder wtf they did to her voice? Not enough from what it looks like.
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If Carano was 3"-4" taller, she'd be my first choice as well as WW.
Yeah... I guess that would be a really big chick at about 6 feet tall.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

Wonder Woman is fine but an R rated flick where she kicks ass and gets naked would be better.
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I loved this movie. It wasn't perfect, but it hit the right notes for me. I loved how it would hold on scenes a bit longer than you would think necessary. Like the shots of her running down the street during the chase scene. I'm a little burned out on the music video style action movie, so it was great seeing this movie not be that.
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Re: Haywire (Soderbergh) -- The Reviews Thread -- Opened 1/20/12

finally saw this.. I thought it was great!

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