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The 355

Published April 17, 2022

The 355

Film info

  • Title The 355
  • Director Simon Kinberg
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 2hrs 2m
  • Genres Thriller, Action
  • Tagline Work together or die alone

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason 'Mace' Brown joins forces with rival German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal mission to retrieve it. The unlikely team must also stay one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move as the action rockets across the globe.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:55 “…convinced me this is the new drugs, technology.”
7:32 For a film about awesome women, it’s took nearly eight minutes before we saw the first woman.
9:26 Ethel as a cover name!
14:49 Turns out a lot of espionage is just pushing random people over when they’re in your way.
21:13 I feel like this movie is going to be a secret Duolingo lesson.
25:52 “I’m done with that life.” “Everyone always says that.”
31:07 She is so sure she’ll be back for dinner tomorrow, we all doubt it.
37:24 This German woman is NOT subtle, I like it.
51:59 How did she just control a load of phones? Isn’t that what they’re trying to stop?
1:06:59 How have they got a transport plane if they are all fugitives?
1:17:12 Spotting BodyCombat moves again. Love it.
1:27:15 How many dinners can she sack off?
1:33:41 Bit harsh to be like, you don’t have anyone for us to hold hostage.
1:45:08 Yay, the three people standing in a circle looking powerful bit!
1:49:07 A bunch of girls? Eff you.

Thoughts

The critics and all the reviews I’ve seen are absolutely panning this movie but I really enjoyed it. Sure, it was predictable and not a particularly sophisticated spy movie but so what? Gangs of men have been making movies like that forever, it’s about time the women had a go. It was fun, fast and furious, a great cast and even if the plot left something to be desired, it all stacked up and made sense and allowed each character to have their moment. Perfect Saturday night popcorn action.

Rating: 5 / 5

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