Gunpowder Milkshake, starring Karen Gillan, Angela Bassett, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh and Paul Giamatti, will premiere on Netflix on July 14. The early opinions of the Navot Papushado directorial are in, and whereas most say it is colourful and ‘kitschy’, the movie doesn’t appear to be getting many brownie factors for its storyline development, regardless of having a stable premise. It’s profitable a lot reward for its stylistic visuals, performing and motion sequences.
Den Of Geek’s Kayti Burt wrote in her overview, “Gunpowder Milkshake wants so very much to be a kick-ass, feminist action movie—and it is, if only by virtue of its squad of formidable woman fighters. Unfortunately, in the process, it forgets to invest in an emotionally logical narrative too. Gender-bending the traditional dynamics of an action noir is a great starting point for something new and different, but it doesn’t make a story.”
Indiewire’s Kate Erbland opined, “While the plot leaves plenty to be desired — wait, who did Sam piss off? and why didn’t she visit The Library and the “aunts” who reside and work there earlier than this? and what is going on with Nathan? — the relentless zip of the movie, plus the pure pleasure of seeing Gillan and firm completely wreck their opponents, can’t be denied.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s John Defore famous in his overview, “Gunpowder Milkshake takes a femme-centric approach to the uber-assassin format, looking especially eager to get in on that hot Wickiverse world-building action. Though not without its moments, the film offers too little of interest for its leading ladies to do, and feels throughout like an adaptation of a comic book that was written for the sole purpose of being sold to an IP-hungry film studio.”
Deadline’s Pete Hammond talked about in his overview, “As absurdly ridiculous as it all is, and extremely violent, there is fun to be had here because of a terrific cast having a blast. With stars Gillan, Bassett, Headey and Yeoh — who has a great scene involving chains — all having strong action cred of their own, the film never slows down for a pit stop.”