Gunpowder Milkshake is an action thriller film streaming on Netflix, about a female assassin who teams up with her estranged mother and her former friends to help rescue a young girl after an assignment goes wrong putting a target on her own back. Starring Karen Gillian, Lena Headley, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Yeoh and Paul Giamatti Directed by Navot Papushado, written by Navot Papushado and Ehud Lavski.
I admired the original story; it did not feel like I had seen this movie before. The ending sets up the potential for a sequel(s), with it being number 3 on Netflix right now I am sure we will be getting a sequel. Gunpowder Milkshake does not waste any of its 114 minutes run time keeping its fast paste. It gets right into the plot and does not take you out of the story with an unnecessary B-plot or slow-moving scenes. It shows off Karen Gillian’s action skills and shows she can lead a film. The film had well-done choreographed action scenes. The use of slow motion in the showdown shows how to effectively use the technique to enhance a moment and not just for style. This movie shows that women can kick some serious ass. Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, and Michelle Yeoh give off old-school Charlie’s Angels vibes that reminded me of the early 2000 films.
The beginning was more neon-noir action thriller in the first half of the film before switching to more switching to straight action thriller in the second half. For most of the film, it takes place over a night. Then it switches to day in the end. I wish it would have stayed in the night setting, to keep with the neon-noir vibe. Karen Gillian brings some of Nebula, less talking, more killing. But after Sam meets Emily, she begins to have conversations that last more than a few words. The silent but deadly could have worked throughout. I felt like the flashback diner scene would have worked better as the opening scene. It would have had a bigger impact to see Sam’s past first than her present.
Gunpowder Milkshake was an action packed thrill ride filled with girl power. An enjoyable film that you can rewatch multiple times and won’t get old.
My rating: 4/5
Gunpowder Milkshake now streaming on Netflix