Gunpowder Milkshake

Director: Navot Papushado
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 0.0

Sam (Karen Gillan) - the daughter of a hitwoman (Lena Headey) - works for an organization called "The Firm" - run by Nathan (Paul Giamatti), earning a cheque - but gets herself into trouble when she (accidentally) kills the son of a gang leader and has to protect little Emily (Chloe Coleman), whose father she also shot (whoops).  There's a fine line between "cool" and "stupid" because it cannot stop making dumb decisions (it seems like it's trying to either parody or pay homage to John Wick): Sam fends off baddies with a panda suitcase, she manages to wipe out armed killers without control of her arms (she was injected with something) and then she instructs a little kid to drive like an Andretti (and she does so).  I get it's trying to fit in with the whole femme fatale genre, but Gillan looks too much like Ellie Kemper from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to convince me she's a killing machine ... oh, and in case no one else has noticed, all the males in this are vile.  Sure thing, if you say so, glad there's a balance, etc.