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Gunpowder Milkshake 2021 (Cast, Review & Trailer)

Gunpowder Milkshake is a new Netflix action original film. This movie shares a lot of the same DNA as the John Wick movies accepted stars a female lead cast. 

The film will be released in theaters and streaming on Netflix on Jul 14th, 2021.

Gunpowder Milkshake Cast & Crew

Karen Gillan – SamNavot Papushado – Director
Lena Headey – ScarletNavot Papushado – Screenwriter
Carla Gugino – MadeleineEhud Lavski – Screenwriter
Michelle Yeoh – FlorenceAndrew Rona – Producer
Angela Bassett – Anna MayAlex Heineman – Producer
Paul Giamatti – NathanShana Eddy-Grouf – Executive Producer
Chloe Coleman – EmilyLuc Etienne – Executive Producer
Ralph Ineson – Jim McAlesterRon Halpern – Executive Producer

Gunpowder Milkshake Review

Gunpowder Milkshake movie is directed by Navot Papushado and written by Papushado and Ehud Lavski. The film stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, and Paul Giamatti.

Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them.

As I said before, Gunpowder Milkshake will be compared to John Wick in pretty much every review you read or watch. The film does not shy away from its similarities in any instance.

There is an underground Legion of assassins who have a safe haven where they are not allowed to bring their weapons, as well as a secret establishment that provides them with their weapons.

Our lead protagonist is also someone who has been in good standing with the big men in charge until one day, a set of circumstances makes our hero go a wall.

All of the building blocks of John Wick are here, but in this film, we get a lead cast of women who are kicking ass instead of Keanu Reeves.

I wholeheartedly believe that if you are able to get past these similarities, that Gunpowder Milkshake is so blatantly unashamed of you will have a rollicking good time with this kinetic action romp.

The film follows Sam, who was abandoned by her mother years ago in the diner they always shared a milkshake at. Just like her long-lost mom. She has become a hired assassin and one of the best at that.

One faithful day. She goes on a job like any other, but she realizes that her target has a daughter who’s been kidnapped. Sam goes on the hunt for the girl, all the while becoming the target herself of the men that she has been working for her whole life.

There are a couple of things that Gunpowder Milkshake really has going for it. The first being the ultra stylistic direction by Navot Papushado.

This film is a neon-laced bubblegum field fever dream that is filled to the brim with creative shots that make it feel truly special.

Some of the set pieces as well are so ingenious and bonkers that you completely forget you’re watching a knockoff and begin to feel like it’s something fully original instead.

There are so many scenes within the confines of this film that I was grinning from ear to ear because I was having such a damn good time.

The other huge plus of the movie is its absolutely incredible cast. The ladies of Gunpowder Milkshake take no prisoners and chew the scenery in every shot that they’re in.

The trio of assassins that include Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett are so captivating that honestly, I would be happy to see each one of them get a standalone movie.

The problem is none of these women get any real time to shine. besides Karen Gillan and the lead role. Small moments that they have between each other hint at more nuanced character development that might have disappeared on the cutting room floor. But as it stands now, they all seem like an afterthought despite their presence being cherished.

Luckily, Karen Gillan is an absolute knockout as  Sam. She’s unhinged snarky, rugged and delicate, all at the same time, proving that she deserves to be in the spotlight far more often.

I just wish the other ladies were able to share a little bit more of that spotlight with her. My biggest qualm with Gunpowder Milkshake is its story, and not because of its similarities to other films that came before it.

The movie starts out strong, building this world around our characters and setting the steaks early on. But as it progresses is the story starts to fizzle out until it completely flatlines at the end. Leaving our villain with a throwaway sendoff and the movie with nowhere to go except a cut to the credit.

Gunpowder Milkshake definitely has all of the workings to be the first installment of an enthralling franchise. And if everything goes well, we will get to see that come to fruition because a sequel is already in development.

But what I need to see moving forward is to take the parts of this film that works so brilliantly. The creativity and direction, the fully realized atmosphere, and the talented task and really hammer out the parts that didn’t.

Give its cast more to do and better development, really flesh out the script and give us a story we haven’t seen before. If the filmmakers are able to build upon and improve what we have here, they could definitely be on to something special.

So I am going to give the Gunpowder Milkshake movie a C.

Gunpowder Milkshake Review

This is a kinetic and bonkers action film that is unabashedly cheesy and derivatives. But the filmmakers will need to fully flesh out as many issues if they want this to be a successful and satisfying franchise. 

Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of the Gunpowder Milkshake movie. See you next time.

Gunpowder Milkshake Trailer

Check out the trailer of the new Action, Adventure, Thriller film “Gunpowder Milkshake 2021”.

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