Oy, guys! I am exhausted! After vacation last week, then a week of catching up, I’m barely holding it together. Vacation was a blast, and it felt like the first real chance we’ve gotten to relax in a very long time. But now I have this scrambled mush of a brain, so I’m gonna need you guys to bear with me to make it through this review.
I actually watched this movie last Friday with the intent of sneaking the review in sooner, but that did not happen. I took a peak at the Top 10 today to see if it was still hanging on, and it is not. Do you know what’s in its place?
LOL – no. Just no. I took that trip way back in the day and do not feel the need to revisit that journey. Also, Manifest is STILL up there. Why? I’m so confused.
Anyway, back to the main event. Gunpowder Milkshake. So what is this movie about? Here’s the summary from Netflix.
To protect an 8-year-old girl, a dangerous assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates to take down a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of henchmen.
In short, the movie is fun, and I actually really enjoyed it. The cast is absolutely packed with badass women, and my one nitpick is that with a cast so big, it’s hard to give each one of them the long spotlight they deserve. This movie stars Karen Gillan (who I loved as Nebula and Ruby Roundhouse), Lena Heady, Carla Gugina, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Yeoh. Not to mention there’s a scene with Freya Allan as well. That is one hell of a lineup.
The setup for the plot is simple and fast, and this movie doesn’t need a lot of thinking. Just relax and enjoy the vibrant colors and action as Sam (Karen Gillan) tries to keep Emily (Chloe Coleman) safe. There isn’t a lot of world building, but it’s definitely there. It’s just fed to you in little bits at a time, kinda like the way John Wick dishes it out in tiny tempting nuggets. That is not to say the movie runs as deep as John Wick, but there is a bit of an underworld here.
The movie is mainly just watching these awesome ladies kick some ass, and most of the fight scenes are satisfying and well done. The diner fight scene is my favorite. So, if you just want to shut off your brain for a couple hours and watch some badass legends doing their badass things, get the popcorn ready and settle in for a fun ride. 5 out of 5 stars!
And with that, I will wish you all a very happy and relaxing weekend! I am looking forward to mine for sure!