Has Gina Carano Made The Leap To Action Star?
The discount crates at video rental stores are littered with failed transitions from martial arts/MMA/boxing/wrestling to film, but with her high-profile debut in Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire', Gina Carano may have dodged the curse that dogged so many of her male counterparts.
For those unfamiliar with both Carano and 'Haywire', fear not. The film hits DVD and Blu-Ray on May 1st, and brings with it a recollection of 80's action movies that haven't been seen in some time. Action has proven to be a slippery genre. Many directors haven't tackled it because they're scared of getting dsmissed artistically or flat-out laughed at,but Steven Soderbergh had no such fear. Take a look at his take on ass-kicking:
Soderbergh's ability to bring humanity and, through Carano, sex appeal back to the genre hopefully will spark a renaissance of action films, but the right directors have to be in place. In the meantime, enjoy the best action film of the year in 'Haywire'.
To purchase or rent 'Haywire', go right here.