Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake is a bloody good blast with an incredible cast filled with girl power fun! Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake drops on the streaming service today, July 14th. The movie is an action-packed fight fest and features some big talent including Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, and Angela Bassett as bad-ass assassins. Despite the “killer” theme of the film, it also features some emotional moments which will pull at the heart strings. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Gunpowder Milkshake Parents Guide
Gunpowder Milkshake is about Sam (Karen Gillan) who was abandoned by her assassin mother Scarlet (Lena Headey) when she was 12 years old. After her mother’s disappearance, Sam was left to be raised by The Firm, an underground association which hires trained killers for assassin missions. Sam has had her flubs with The Firm and with her latest assignment, she finds herself responsible for a young girl named Emily (Chloe Coleman). With The Firm now after Sam, she is on the run and enlists the help of her mother, who she reunites with after 15 years, and The Librarians (Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino).
Gunpowder Milkshake Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids to view Gunpowder Milkshake.
Language: Gunpowder Milkshake contains some harsh language with profanity used throughout, words include: f*ck, a**h*le, sh*t, crap, jerks, g*d d*ammit, hell, and more.
Mature Content: The only other big lookout for parents in this film is the violence it contains. The movie is based on a group of assassins, so you will see gun and knife fights, hand to hand combat, murder, explosions, blood, and gore. In the film, there is a kidnapping of a young girl who is often put in harms way. There are many scenes which show killing, stabbings, torture, and overall violent content.
Gunpowder Milkshake will perhaps remind viewers of films like Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, as it has a very Quentin Tarantino feel to it. While the film tries to aim for Tarantino level of excellence, it does not quite hit the mark but deserves an E for effort. This action-packed fight-fest of a film is done in a cartoonish way with each well choreographed battle accompanied with a delicious soundtrack which adds a bit of badass-ness to each fight scene. The women in Gunpowder Milkshake hold all the power and are very much the driving force in the film.
The cast is made up of incredibly talented and strong women, resulting in a convincing cast of assassins. There is not a ton of backstory to the film, but practically everything you need to know you learn as you go along. You may be left with a lot of questions, but this is a movie where the action is what it’s all about. You’ve no doubt seen movies of this kind before, and it is starting to feel a bit overdone at this point, but as long as there is still a market for high action assassin girls, Hollywood will keep pumping them out. Overall, nothing really even stood out to separate this movie from others of its kind, but regardless it’s still worth a watch for genre fans.