This is the first film starring MMA fighter Gina Carano and I was mostly worried about checking out this film because of her. It’s clear that she’s not accustomed to acting, but paired with Soderbergh as well as all the other brilliant actors involved with the movie like Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderes and Michael Douglas, it balances out quite nicely.
I loved the fighting in the film and the fact that actors like Fassbender chose to do their own fight scenes against Carano. It was gritty and really gave off very realistic vibes for each fight. They’re maybe as flashy as some other action movie fight scenes, but I really dug how Soderbergh chose to shoot them and put them together.
I expected Gina Carano’s acting to be a lot worse than it was, but besides that, my only real complaint about the film was the soundtrack. I know it’s a nitpicky thing to get distracted by, but I always find that when it doesn’t really fit with the movie, it draws me out of the whole experience. Such was the case with the score for HAYWIRE… it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t that good.
A Look at the Men of Haywire: A pretty self explanatory feature that goes over the men who star in HAYWIRE: Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderes and Michael Douglas. The guys talk about why they got involved with the film and what it meant for them to work on it.
HAYWIRE doesn’t have a whole lot of special features, but the features that are included are fantastic and give you exactly the kind of thing one is looking for when wanting to learn more about a film. For me, HAYWIRE is definitely worth dipping into the wallet for, as it’s a movie that can be enjoyed once every now and again.