HAYWIRE: SOMEONE FORGET TO TELL THE DIRECTOR HE'S MAKING AN ACTION MOVIE

Big Wheel Blog: 

Naturally you would assume casting Gina Carano, MMA fighter and former American Gladiator, as the lead in your movie, it would be a fairly fast paced action movie with a lot of action. Sadly, after the first fifteen minutes you will be wishing you had gotten the large soda to help you stay awake. Soderbergh gives the film about as much action as Drive with about a tenth of the artistic ability. At one point the director wants you to remember a brooch Carano's character is wearing, so he gives you an overly dramatic close up of it. Apparently Soderbergh knew you'd be falling asleep, because when it is time to remember the brooch, he gives you a brief flashback to show you that she was indeed wearing it. The fight scenes are oddly quiet while the rest of the film is accompanied by an odd soundtrack better suited for a 1970s action drama. About the only thing Soderbergh got right was the end scene with Antonio Banderas uttering the only real memorable line in the film. Apparently they didn't have the budget to use Banderas and Michael Douglas in more than five minutes of the film, or they read the script and that is all they would agree to. It's probably