“Kate Movie.” Within the nature of the action, there are many movies around one of the main characters – especially the current or retired assassin – who go to the machines eager to see it for whatever reason. For Kate, the filmmakers are contributing to that trope by inventing a story so that the main character has only a day to live and has to complete his work at that moment.
Kate Movie Review
The movie is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan from Umair Aleem script and John Wick co-director David Leitch who works as one of Kate’s producers. Kate has some pretty decent stuff, with the exception of a single direct selection, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead acting as the brightest part of the movie.
The film follows the murder of a man named Kate (Winstead), who is forced by his superiors to kill a man in front of his daughter. Ten months later while struggling to deal with the incident, he tells his boss Varrick (Woody Harrelson) that he wants to retire from being a murderer after completing his next job. However, something went wrong when Kate intended to assassinate Yakuza leader Kijima (Jun Kunimura), falling and recovering in hospital.
You learn that you have been poisoned by radiation and that you have only 24 hours to live. Determined to track down and kill the victim, Kate ends up being friends with the young daughter of the man she killed earlier, the young Ani (Miku Martineau). With Ani’s help as her health deteriorates, Kate is determined to avenge her murder.
At its heart, Kate is a collection of well-dressed tropics. The main character is a girl who was raised as a murderer by a man who is a father who behaves in a questionable way, and his life is uplifted as he is sent to the campaign he threw himself into by leaving negligently. As a result, unfortunately, Kate feels like a compilation of other notable action movies – like Leitch’s films John Wick and Atomic Blonde – instead of their own thing.
While there is some fun activity, it does not mean that you feel clean or entertained, especially as Nicolas-Troyan uses certain (and overused) techniques with cameras, such as bloodshed on camera (a favorite of directors when 3D movies first became popular).
Perhaps Kate’s new and most intriguing feature is the power of Winstead and the newcomer Martineau. While the jaded assassin/action hero encounters young people facing new faces and naïve is one of the genres of movies, the characters bring enough personality and charm to an impossible film-keeping friendship.
The relationship emerges a bit more developed due to script blocking, with Aleem’s story going through the layers of an unimaginable structure, pieces of action, and improved character time. In addition to Winstead and Martineau, Harrelson is as entertaining as Varrick, while Kunimura brings different gravitas to the movie. With all that being said, Kate put together talented actors, but they were tied up with a subtitle.
In the end, Kate is a great watch for action movie lovers, Winstead, or someone who really loves the idea of a movie. While it doesn’t regenerate the genre or provide a thoughtful take on the thrill of the action, it’s fun enough to keep viewers on the movie hour and the 46-minute operating time. However, it is also not a necessary watch, and those who are not interested in the base or trailers focused on Winstead are definitely ready to skip this particular movie.
Like many of the original Netflix movies, Kate feels like another release that would have been nice but lacked a brand. So, like other Netflix movies, viewers can watch movies if they run out of other things to watch, but they don’t feel destined to be one of the streamer viruses.