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28 June 2013 @ 12:49 pm
Haywire: The Natural Sleep Agent  
Yesterday was the true turning point in my jetlag. A friend came over and for whatever reason I agreed to watch Haywire with her despite me having already seen it (she hadn't) and found it lacking.

To me there are only two scenes in this movie worth watching. One is when Gina Carano beats the all living hell out of Michael Fassbender. So much glass gets broken. So much. It almost reaches the level of gratuitous glass breaking. Two is when Gina Carano starts to beat the all living hell out of Ewan McGregor but not having to really finish since he ends up self-sabotaging himself between two rocks. I love it because it's so fitting to his character that he ends up pathetically trapped rather than killed on screen.

I fell asleep sometime after the fight sequence with Fassbender. My friend kindly let me sleep and woke me up in time for the fight sequence with McGregor.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Noir Arthurawanderingbard on June 28th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh man, yeah. I finished that movie without any more of a clue of what it was trying to do than when it started. I just kept waiting for something to happen, but it never did. I enjoyed the realism of it, in terms of that's probably closer to how fight scenes would go down in real life than, say, a Bond film. And I liked Mallory's interaction with the man at the diner that was helping her. Again, it seemed realistic. But the rest was just a snorefest.

I remember thinking that Gina Carano did a good job for a non-actress and then I found out her voice was dubbed, and I felt somehow betrayed.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 28th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
then I found out her voice was dubbed, and I felt somehow betrayed.

Wait, what? Her voice was dubbed? Why??
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 28th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
This is what I read, but I may be mistaken. The film was delayed release by a year and the production was really troubled, and the decided to dub her voice. There seems to be some confusion over whether it was dubbed with a different actress, or whether she ADR'd it and Soderbergh modulated and mixed it to sound less feminine. The latter is her version of events.