The poster and trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake are here. I like the title and poster. The trailer is action-packed and sets up and interesting story. The cast (Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, and Paul Giamatti) is excellent.
You hear a “but” coming, don’t you?
But… everything about Gunpowder Milkshake screams John Wick but with Women. Keanu becomes Karen. Ian McShane becomes Paul Giamatti. The Continental hotel becomes a library. The High Table becomes the Firm. Scene after scene looks adapted/lifted from John Wick movies. Heck, they even use the same color schemes.
Is it homage or ripoff? Will Gunpowder Milkshake be good? I guess we’ll have to watch to see.
Sam (KAREN GILLAN) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (LENA HEADEY), 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 (CHLOE COLEMAN). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates, The Librarians (MICHELLE YEOH, ANGELA BASSETT and CARLA GUGINO).
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.