The Playlist's AFI ‘11 Review: Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Haywire’ Has Style, Smarts & Kicks

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At the AFI Festival L.A. “Secret Screening”—blown, and blown up, several hours before as the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh‘s action-thriller “Haywire”—the director explained how he found leading lady Gina Carano. He’d just been fired off a film—“Which happens,” he dryly noted—and he was watching mixed martial arts on TV and saw Gina Carano in action and was struck by a thought: “She’s a natural beauty and she beats people up in a cage; how could you not build a movie around her?”

Let it be noted that one of the reasons to love Soderbergh is that he is, like Scorsese or Spielberg, a moviemaker in love with movies; if, on occasion, he loves more well than wisely, then, let us accept that as part of the package deal you get and move on. “Haywire” will annoy purists who think Soderbergh’s lost his artistic side in the name of another shot-on-video experiment like “The Girlfriend Experience” that casts a non-actor actor in a lead role.

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judoka24133237d ago

Gina Carano look sexy in this movie

Blink_443237d ago

I saw the trailer for this and wasn't that impressed, I guess I'll have to check it out.

JL3237d ago

Really? I saw footage at Comic-Con and was kind of impressed. The action/fighting looks real good. Hard-hitting, realistic and "gritty". I'll watch this if for nothing else but the fighting.

loudhugo3237d ago

i guess ill watch it on dvd when it comes out

MinimeJer053236d ago

Wow. Glad to hear positive things. I was disappointed with Contagion, but still had high hopes for Haywire.

I wonder if the appeal to change the MPAA from R to PG13 passed or not.