Whats it about? Gina Carano is double crossed by the company she works for. She has to find out who did it and stay alive while doing that which means chase, action, thrills.
How is it? Awesome
Why? The trailer gives you the impression that its a Bourne film with a woman in the lead but Steven Soderbergh infuses new life to a genre in which the chase & editing style are beginning to look the same lately. Love the way the men in the movie dont even think for a second that they are dealing with a woman. More than the flimsy story what hooks you and wows you is the way Soderbergh is telling it. It felt so refreshing to see action sequences where the camera is quietly observing it like a patient bystander. Even though the film has a superb cast in Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Anotonio Banderas and Ewan Mcgregor it was only Gina who kept me glued. The last shot of this film goes straight to the series of best last shot in a movie. If you loved the use of music in the Oceans series then you will love what David Holmes adds to this one. Soderbergh is one director who has been consistent with every film he directs. He goes from Indie to Blockbusters and back to Indie with such smoothness that sometimes I think he suffers from multiple personalities & one of them would be Peter Andrews.
Final few words: Haywire is an action film for Jazz lovers. If you are a sucker for the regular fare served in the name of action thrillers do not go close to this one. The rest, RUSH NOW!!!
Ticket Meter: Worth 150 bucks.