Friday, February 3, 2012

Haywire - Movie Review

Haywire. I was quite bored and sleepy at the first ten minutes of the film, but a wave of shock just passed all over me when the action started, and the quality of the stunts by Gina Carano - the main actress, stole my attention. Not exactly an impressive intro, but it gets better from time to time.

The flow of the story can be confusing at times, as the scenes will be transferred to another time frame right before you know it. There was an aggressive flash-back styling happened to be in the film that just got me dizzy a bit, and fortunately, the plot seemed to match and compliment each other by the last quarter.

Scenery and cinematography used were really outstanding, where many spectacular backgrounds taken into the film, make gorgeous outfits worn by the main character even better. She (played as Mallory Kane) was really into her acting, and every fight scenes were actually just stunningly done. Beautiful (even with bare skin), tough, and talented. That was what she deserves to be described as.

However, the story seems to have less strength in the details of the flow. A lot of improvements in terms of script writing could be done, and some scenes that were not supposed to be there, should just be cut off the timeline.

To wrap it up, it was a great movie, and if you do not want to watch it, I would understand that, but as for me, I want to watch it again for the second time, just not sure of the third time.


  1. Nice write-up. This spy flick actually features some great fight scenes and stunt. It is edited right down to the bone and the production is about as slick as anything in recent years. Emotionally, however, it is on the cold side, mainly because of Carano's stiff-delivery.

    1. dtmmr: I would love to see her in any other action movies after this.

  2. My favorite scene would have to be the brutal hand-to-hand combat between Carano’s character, Mallory Kane and Michael Fassbender’s character, Paul, in the hotel room