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Karen Gillian is a Deadly Assassin in ‘Gunpowder Millkshake’

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Jun 18 2021

The first full trailer for Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake is here – check out the assassin team-up and showdown.

When a deadly assassin raised in a powerful crime organization chooses not to kill her latest target, she becomes one herself and has to fight back in order to save a young girl… with the help of her mom and some gun-toting librarian friends.




Yes to all of that. Underground organizations with hundreds of henchmen in a quirky universe? Massive gunfights, wrecking classic cars, close combat with hammers in a library? Amazing women (played by actors that are over 50!) kicking ass in an action movie that isn’t male-gaze focused? Yes. Please and thank you. Even though it’s John Wick adjacent and a bit derivative this looks like a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to it.

The star-studded cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Lena Headey, Karen Gillan, Chloe Coleman, Carla Gugino, plus Ralph Ineson, Adam Nagaitis, Michael Smiley, and Paul Giamatti.

Sam was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet, an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates, The Librarians.

These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.


Gunpowder Milkshake drops on Netflix on July 14th.

Author: Mars Garrett
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