More badass assassin: Atomic Blonde or Salt?
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More badass assassin: Atomic Blonde or Salt?

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Fans are anxiously waiting for "Atomic Blonde 2" following Charlize Theron's killer turn as bisexual female MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in the 2017 film. But "Atomic Blonde" drew heavy comparisons to Angelina Jolie's 2010 blockbuster "Salt." Both films portray striking female assassins embroiled in espionage–just like Black Widow of the MCU and Dominika Egorova in "Red Sparrow." (Some critics argue both characters are simply examples of the "fighting fuck toy" archetype.) What do you think? 🎥👊

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Below is the synopsis of "Atomic Blonde," per Rotten Tomatoes.

A high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall's collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron ("Mad Max: Fury Road") portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy of "X-Men"), and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West's entire intelligence operation.

The film holds a fresh rating of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. So, "Atomic Blonde" definitely has a sequel underway because who wouldn't want to see Charlize Theron kick major booty once again? She's not just sex kitten, but she's messy, fierce and no-nonsense—all while expressing her sexuality. Lorraine Broughton, a.k.a. the Atomic Blonde, is a force to be reckoned with in her own right, and MI6 fans can't wait for the character to kickass all over the silver screen again.

Below is the synopsis of "Salt," per Rotten Tomatoes

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who Is Salt?"-- (C) Sony

The film holds a fresh rating of only 62 percent of Rotten Tomatoes. But the film was an overall success, and many hoped for a sequel to come out sooner, with Angelina Jolie reprising one of her most kickass parts. The long-awaited sequel is reportedly underway, but the film does has inspired a slew of spiritual successors. (We're looking at you "Atomic Blonde" and "Red Sparrow.")

It's no secret "Salt" paved the for both the film "Atomic Blonde" and the character (whose name is really Lorraine Broughton). Salt set the standard for badass female super-spies of the last decade.

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