Gina Carano, a famous MMA fighter, has thrown her hat into the action star ring. Under Steven Soderbergh’s direction, she got stuck in a lackluster plot of international intrigue. He’s surrounded her by a strong cast (Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas) to help boost her adequate acting. Unfortunately, much of the movie’s time is spent with low-key dialogue and uneventful chases. The infrequent fight scenes are well-staged, but not especially original or impressive. Soderberg’s detached style doesn’t blend well with this genre. As a result, there’s too much mediocre activity and not enough action.
GAY ANGLE: Fassbinder in a towel (more than he wears in “Shame”).
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.