If you enjoy audiovisual narratives -whose premise is revenge- in the style John wick, with Keanu Reeves; Nobody, with Bob Odenkirk or, recently, Kate, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead; arrives Explosive cocktail (Gunpowder Milkshake) starring Karen gillan (Jumanji; Guardians of the Galaxyto; Avengers: Endgame). Do not miss the trailer and everything you need to know about this action, crime and thriller.
What is it about?
Explosive cocktail is directed by the Israeli filmmaker Navot Papushado (Rage murderedto; Big bad wolves) whose story introduces us to Sam (Karen Gillan), who as a child was the most important thing in the turbulent and violent life of her mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey). But her enemies forced Scarlet to flee, abandoning everything, including her daughter. Years later, Sam becomes a hitman and follows in his mother’s footsteps. After losing control on a mission, endangering an innocent 8-year-old girl, Sam has no choice but to unscrupulously confront his former cronies. Scarlet returns -with her band- to try to help Sam (via).
“Starring Lena Headey and Karen Gillan. Sam was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet, an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and has become a vicious hit man. ”
In addition to Karen Gillan in the lead role, the film includes the performances of Lena Headey (game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Michelle Yeoh (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Joanna Bobin, Freya Allan, Paul Giamatti, Angela Bassett and Ralph Ineson, among others.
During a chat with the magazine Empire, Karen Gillan confessed how exciting, yet demanding it was to make her first action scene within the film. Director Navot Papushado told the actress that the scene inside a bowling alley would be filmed as a sequence shot (without cuts) and without stuntmen, that is, only her and the three remaining actors.
“The director said, ‘We want the first time we see you fight to be really impressive.’ […] . We practiced a lot in that fight, and then the director said: “We want everything to be in one shot, so there will be no cuts.” It’s going to be a general shot. You’ll see every move, there’s nowhere to hide ‘Gillan explained. It’s at the bowling alley. It’s the first fight sequence, and it’s with three actors, so they weren’t even stuntmen. They were actors. It’s quite stressful getting into fights with other actors, because when the actors are doing fight sequences and they hear ‘Action!’, Your adrenaline kicks in and you’re giving 110%. We start to overdo ourselves and make mistakes because we are getting carried away. Usually the stuntmen on the scene can adapt and account for that, but just with the actors on the scene it’s difficult, so we all think, ‘Oh my gosh!’ No one was injured, fortunately. But when there’s nowhere to hide and no cuts […] it was quite difficult, “said the actress.
Explosive cocktail premiered in theaters and on Netflix on July 14, 2021, but only in the US, therefore it is not available in Mexico on the platform. However, you can find it in the catalog of Amazon Prime Video from November 12, 2021. And you can also get it from Apple through iTunes.
The Explosive Cocktail entry – Premiere, trailer, cast and everything you need to know was first published in Cine PREMIERE.