Lionsgate Home Entertainment will bring Haywire to Blu-ray in May. Director Steven Soderbergh's postmodern deconstruction of the modern spy thriller, Haywire stars MMA fighter Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a black ops agent who embarks on a brutal revenge mission after her handler (Ewan McGregor, Beginners) frames her and tries to have her killed.
A good Art-House film and i enjoyed everything about this film anyone who has seen "HANNA" then this your type of movie.Highly recommend this film but i might recommend a rental first because the movie is pretty slow at times
As a fan of Steven Soderbergh's work, I found Haywire to be pretty decent actioner and drama (though not necessarily "essential Soderbergh"). Unlike the typical action flick, it is low-key a lot of the time (just like much of Soderbergh's canon of work) but it definitely has its moments of excitement. I'll pick it up at some point down the road.
I saw the movie, and while the fight scenese were great, the plot itself was stale and very predictable. There was honestly nothing very exciting about the script and characters. My advice, is rent it first before blind buying it, unless it's on sale in the $10-$15 range.
Honestly...terrible movie. The pacing is just atrocious, and the fight scenes you saw in the trailer? Yeah, that was all of them. I honestly feel bad for Carano because they tasked her with carrying the movie for long moments where there was very little...anything. A few short comments, some facial expressions, and that's it. The movie just never really picks up.
Now, don't get me wrong, Carano did an amazing job considering this is her first film role. And her fight scenes, as few as they were unfortunately, were AMAZING. It's refreshing to see a woman kicking ass and looking the part. None of this Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, etc, twigs who don't even look like they could lift the guns they are shooting, let alone actually aim and kill people.
Here's hoping Carano's second film has a better script and and MUCH better director.