Haywire: They Gave Her No Choice
I have to admit I was very skeptical of this movie. The only acting I saw from a mixed martial arts fighter was the Iceman Chuck Liddell in Entourage and Dancing With The Stars. Borrowing a line from the classic show Taxi, let’s just say the Iceman can’t act his way out of a paper bag. Sorry Chuck! So how will MMA’s cover girl fare?
Fighter Wannabe Actor
For the first few minutes I kept thinking, “Aw man, it’s just a fighter, Gina Carano trying to act!” Granted she’s easy on the eyes, but please don’t put me in a sleeper hold with your acting, ok? Is it just me or does she kind of look like Danica Patrick. Sorry I digress.
She’s Heating Up
As the story unfolded, I started to get more engrossed in the story. Half of the credit must go to the stellar supporting cast, half goes to the decent action adventure plot, and the last half goes to Carano herself. I was pleasantly surprised!
Not exactly sure what the mindset of the producers and Soderbergh was going into the project, but they did a great job surrounding Gina with some big names to cushion her acting debut. Fassbender and McGregor were great while Paxton, Banderas, and Douglas provided nice support and comedy relief. Tatum is thrown in as eye candy for female viewers, but not much else. Last, but not least, Carano could be in the running for action heroine of the future. She is an above average actor who participated and choreographed some amazing and very realistic fight scenes. A friend of mine who is a big MMA fan was itching to see this movie. This movie was entertaining, but for more bang for your buck, you’re better off catching Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Nothing personal Gina and keep up the good work.