Storyline: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Genres: Action / Suspense / Drama
Release Date: Jan 20, 2012
My Review: Haywire is directed by oscar winner Steven Soderbergh, featuring an all-star cast with newcomer Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender. A typical storyline, a black ops soldier is set up and seeks payback.
It had a slight feel of Ocean’s Eleven filming style, which is no surprise there since the director of both films is the same. The similarity in style wasn’t impressive but aided the film. I just don’t understand how the director didn’t recognize the awkwardness in Gina’s acting. But it’s obvious that the movie concentrates more on action than plot.
The main character was so irritating and was the movie’s biggest weakness. The movie had potential but she just killed it for me. I couldn’t stop thinking about how her acting was so bland and boring. She’s a mixed martial arts champion, and yes I do admit, the handful of fighting scenes are not bad and are probably the movie’s biggest strength, but other than that it was another horrible sports star transitioning into movies.
Stick to what you know, and sorry Gina but acting isn’t one of them. 6.5/10