Former women's MMA champion Gina Carano's new film career focus appears to be off to quite the start with "Haywire." The reviews so far have been very good and as this video shows, she's now getting mobbed by fans after events surrounding the movie.
Give it a watch:
The reviews, as previously stated, are good for the movie and for Gina's performance.
A handsome, black-haired hardbody who wears an evening dress as easily as she does a hoodie, Carano exudes the sort of self-confidence and physical wherewithal that leaves no doubt she can prevail in any situation. This is essential because the film rides upon one's certainty that her character, Mallory Kane, an international troubleshooter assigned to off-the-books missions, can take out virtually any guy in mano a mano combat. Soderbergh shoots her half-a-dozen or so fight scenes without doubles or cheat editing, emphasizing his star's abilities to the extent that the semblance and extremity of the combat's reality becomes the film's entire raison d'etre.
Carano has real screen presence. She's awesome to watch in action, and unique as a movie character. She's beautiful and I love the dark hair hanging over the cheeks, but she looks like she's been in some fights, maybe had her nose smashed a few times and that's awesome. She carries herself as a practical businesswoman not caught up in all the movie plot devices that require other heroes to act like idiots.
The fights are fantastic. She uses the wall and momentum for her leg grips. She uses the environment but not like a prop, just as a way to calculate her attack. We get to see Carano fight in an evening gown and choke a dude out. The fights are fair, so she gets hit too. Tables don't break away, rather opponents roll over them and keep fighting. Against men in body armor, Carano herself is a better weapon than any gun.