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Gina Carano’s Haywire gets a preview, and it looks good

Gina Carano showed up at Comicon yesterday to pimp her movie Haywire, and in addition to a quick panel (aka shill session) that you can see after the jump, the strudio also provided a preview and a poster for the film. After much hand wringing and concern that this movie was going to be a fat yellow turd, it’s actually looking pretty good! The plot might be a tired rehash of Payback meets Kill Bill, but Gina looks smoking hot (I look forward to seeing if I can identify tight / fit Gina scenes from rotund reshoot Gina scenes) and the fight sequences look brutal, clear, and MMA-inspired. Here’s movie site I Am Rogue’s review of the extended clip that was shown:

The clip begins with Carano and Fassbender in a swanky hotel, both wearing fancy dress and looking sophisticated. There’s no score, and everything feels much more like a staid relationship drama as two smart characters subtly gauge one another.  Once the pair has arrived in their hotel room, though, a bare-fisted fight ensues with startling abruptness.  The action scene is relentless and brutal, as two highly trained individuals make every strike count in a real attempt to kill one another.  Unlike other fight scenes of its ilk, however, there is no shakeycam superficially increasing the intensity; every single move and counter-move is on full display, allowing the audience to fully appreciate the impeccable choreography and execution.  To say it’s impressive would be to do it a profound disservice.

Channum ‘C-Tates’ Tatum also attested to Gina’s ass-kicking ability:


“They wore padding, but when Gina was punching Michael [Fassbender] in the ribs, she was really punching him in the ribs.” And how was it for a man, who’s been taught to never hit a woman, to fight with Carano? Said Tatum: “I had to hit her with a ketchup bottle, and I couldn’t do it. She called me the p-word, so then I did it for my ‘manity.’ But then she hit me back twice as hard, and I didn’t want to do it anymore.”

Oh the English language hu-manity. Tatum and Tito Ortiz should get together sometime and yabber their pidgin bro-speak at eachother sometime, I bet they’d get along great.

After the jump, the comicon panel and movie poster!

  • G Funk says:

    Somebody should tell them that Angelina, “did it”. And Matt Damon…

  • Symbul says:

    The narration is awful and the storyline seems like total cliche. Been done approximately 5000 times. I’d love to be surprised but it looks like at best just another silly action movie.

    “She is our nation’s most valuable weapon…”

    Come on. Bro. Please.

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    Looks meh just like Salt. Seems like it should be staight to video despite the overkill in the casting department.


    After hearing ryan shit on the dark knight I may have to take his movie advice with a salt mine or two.


  • repenttokyo says:

    the fighting in dark knight was awful.  you could tell they didn’t get the coverage they wanted and so they had to use all the up close, shaky stuff to make up for it.

  • glassjawsh says:

    MIGHT pirate this one night if im real drunk and no one answers the booty call. bleh

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    Most if not all of the fight scenes in the batman movies have been craptacular, i think trying to kung fu multiple people in full body armor is a bit much.


    I thought the fight scenes in TDK was the best in the entire series, my only problems with TDK are its length (i rarely abide any flick over the two hour limit) thats about it.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    its Bourne on PMS with a bunch of actors smashed into the movie. looks terrible

  • Reverend Clint says:

    the fighting looks like some direct to dvd chinese kung fu movie with far to many blocks

  • kwagnuth says:

    I looks like she can’t act worth a shit so she just tries to make cute face expressions. Fight scenes look good and she would kick the shit out of Jolie and Damon. Jolie’s fight scenes are just funny to watch whereas Gina could probably kick the shit out of every one of these people in real life.    

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  • CAP says:

    She’s never fighting MMA again. Hollywood can use a legit ass kicking hottie. The real question is does she show any naughty bits? Doubt it. No special effects needed for the explosion in my pants.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    they might need to reverse fat suit her though if she has to do reshoots

  • frickshun says:

    Paint her face on a decent chick’s body Benjamin Button style.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Seems more chop-socky than I would like, but it could still be fun.