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Never send a Man to do a Woman's job - Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) - Review

In her turbulent life as a professional assassin, Scarlet was cruelly forced to abandon her daughter Sam and go on the run. Years later, despite the estrangement, Sam has also grown up into a cold-blooded hitwoman. After a high-stake mission spins out of control, putting an innocent 8-year-old girl in the middle of the gang war she has unleashed, Sam has no choice but to go rogue. This ultimately leads her back to her mother and her former hitwomen sidekicks, who all join forces in an avenging war against those who took everything from them.

Guns, girls, and endless bad guys for them to beat up. What is not to like? Well, the story is kind of important in movies, but if you want 2 hours of gun-fo mixed with creative ways to kill people with gun-knives then this is the movie for you. In the age of revenge-fueled action movies, this takes a page from the "John Wick" franchise where an assassin hired by a crime syndicate, kills the wrong person and gets hunted down by the same people that employed her. Sounds like a Wick copy to me. If you throw out storytelling and make all the bad guys dumb idiots being led to the slaughter by a band of badass women fighters then this one will check all the boxes for you. Filmed in the style of an eighties rock video, the saturated colors, slow-motion death scenes, and silly banter grows old in a hurry. Entertaining to watch the carnage but that's about all. Action enthusiasts will enjoy the bloodshed. Let me know your thoughts.

Ranking 6.5/10


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