Atomic Blonde movie and soundtrack review

Atomic Blonde movie and soundtrack review

Last week I have seen the new movie Atomic Blonde, which is pretty cool. Hence this post is an Atomic Blonde movie and soundtrack review.

The movie

Atomic Blonde movie

The Atomic Blonde movie is based on the graphic novel “The Coldest City” by Anthony Johnston and Sam Hart. The movie is set in 1989 in Berlin. On the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall a secret agent gets shot. The killer steals a watch from the agent, which contains “The List”.

Atomic Blonde movie and soundtrack review

MI6 sends Lorraine, Charlize Theron, to Berlin to recover the List. Furthermore she also needs to find the double agent Satchel. After Lorraine arrives in Berlin some bad guys ambushes her. Luckily David Percival, James McAvoy, comes to help her.

Then Lorraine continue to find some leads. Will Lorraine find the List and Satchel? Moreover, who is this girl who keeps on stalking her?

The soundtrack

Atomic Blonde vinyl

The movie starts with the total 2011 remix of the song Blue Monday, which immediately sets the movie in a great mood. I like a lot of old school tunes and the movie is filled with a lot of hits. Mondo will release the soundtrack on colored vinyl, so they press the vinyl on 180 gram blue and yellow swirl vinyl. You can order the vinyl here. But you can also buy the CD if you don’t have a record player.

This is the tracklist of the Atomic Blonde soundtrack:

Side A
01. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie
02. Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) – Peter Schilling
03. Blue Monday – HEALTH
04. C*cks*cker – Tyler Bates

Side B
05. 99 Luftballons – Nena
06. Father Figure – George Michael
07. Der Kommissar – After the Fire
08. Cities in Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees

Side C
09. The Politics of Dancing – Re-Flex
10. Stigmata – Marilyn Manson & Tyler Bates
11. Demonstration – Tyler Bates

Side D
12. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls
13. 99 Luftballons – Kaleida
14. Voices Carry – ‘Til Tuesday
15. London Calling – The Clash
16. Finding the UHF Device – Tyler Bates

I really like this soundtrack, furthermore I am a sucker for colored vinyl. Unfortunately the shipping is pretty high from U.S., so I might have to skip this vinyl for now.

Atomic Blonde movie and soundtrack review

To start with Charlize Theron, boy she kicks ass in this movie. She is a pretty and seductive woman and it is cool to see her fight. On the other hand I think James McAvoy could have done a better job in this movie. He is so awesome in the movie Split, but in Atomic Blonde he is just a jerk. At last but not least, the girl Delphine, Sofia Boutella is very interesting. She has this seductive and mysterious vibe around her. As was previously stated, the movie is pretty cool! It has a lot of action scenes. The director David Leitch also directed John Wick, which is a movie I really like as well.

Atomic Blonde movie

To make a long story short, I like the movie, but you need to pay attention to it, since a lot of things are happening. Subsequently, the soundtrack is awesome along with the movie. All the hits fits the action scenes well, so it is a good match with the movie.

***

3/5

Are you going to watch the Atomic Blonde movie? Leave a comment below!

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Photo credits Universal Pictures and Mondotees.

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