Gunpowder Milkshake–Gillan, Gugino, Headey, Bassett, Yeoh, and Giamatti… What else do you need to know?


Gunpowder Milkshake is a title that reminds me of ice cream companies referring to their products as “concretes.”  If your product doesn’t sound appetizing, how do you expect to get anyone to try it?  If it’s a movie, maybe you need to hire a cast that includes Karen Gillan, Carla Gugino, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, and Paul Giamatti.  For those that can get past the goofy title, the trailer for StudioCanal’s new in-your-face action romp looks like fun: a mix of John Wick, Kingsman, Kill Bill, and The Librarians, complete with an R rating for violence. 

So many badass women performers, we’re hoping it takes up several spots in our annual kick-ass heroines list.


It’s not quite Tarantino style, but it has the lighting and over-the-top camera work that reminds us of Atomic Blonde, Hotel Artemis, and the silly/sweet vibe of Baby Driver–all good movies to be compared to.  And it features the young co-star of My Spy, Chloe Coleman.  

Check out the trailer below for the summer action flick, Gunpowder Milkshake.


Gillan has had a great streak since her hit role on Doctor Who, with two blockbuster franchise characters in the Marvel movies and Jumanji series.  Writer-director Navot Papushado is fairly new to the scene, with only a few obscure movies in his portfolio.

Gunpowder Milkshake is scheduled for a release in theaters July 14, 2021.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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