Now here’s a movie title that grabs your attention! “Gunpowder Milkshake” is an upcoming action-thriller-comedy from Israeli filmmaker Navot Papushado. It has a tantalizing cast that includes Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and more. The film was snatched up by Netflix and has all the feel of a John Wick inspired shoot-em-up but with a few very noticeable twists. Hopefully those twists are enough to make this feel like it’s own thing.
I love seeing Karen Gillan getting starring roles and here she plays an assassin who killed “the wrong people” in order to save an 8-year-old girl. Soon there is an open contract out on her so she seeks the help of her mother (Headey), a fellow assassin who hasn’t seen her daughter in 15 years. The bullet-riddled first trailer shows action aplenty and a cracking sense of humor. You can’t help but recognize the movies it’s imitating, but the fun female led cast will hopefully give the film some extra spark. I’ll certainly be giving it a go.
“Gunpowder Milkshake” premieres July 14th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.