‘Haywire’ Clip: Gina Carano Beats Up Channing Tatum

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Haywire Clip First 5 Minutes Gina Carano vs. Channing Tatum Haywire Clip: Gina Carano Beats Up Channing Tatum

Steven Soderbergh is known for his ability to infuse any number of cinematic genres with slick, unique, stylistic flair. He turned the heist film into the all-star meta party that was the Ocean’s Eleven, series; offered broad-yet-intimate looks at both the war on drugs and the spread of disease in Traffic and Contagion (respectively); and even found a way to examine the 2008 economic crisis through the eyes of a porn star in The Girlfriend Experience.

In that sense, the thought of Soderbergh taking on a espionage revenge thriller seems almost mundane – but that’s exactly what he’s doing with Haywire, and today we have the first 5 minutes of the movie to share. See for yourself how this tried-and-true movie sub-genre looks after getting the Soderbergh makeover.

Haywire stars MMA fighter Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a “black ops super soldier seeking payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.” Along the way, Mallory runs afoul of shady government agents on her tail, played by an all-star lineup of leading men that includes Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas – with Bill Paxton playing Mallory’s father, John Kane.

While that synopsis might sound like your average spy-thriller (with a notable girl vs. boys twist), you of course have to account for Soderbergh’s stylistic influence, which you can observe by watching the 5-minute Haywire clip below.

[THE CLIP MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE IN CERTAIN NON-U.S. AREAS.]

Crisp digital photography (courtesy of the Red One camera system), no ambient music, snappy, banter-heavy dialogue (courtesy of screenwriter Lem Dobbs) and Carano’s martial arts prowess on full display in the fight choreography…yep, this is definitely a Steven Soderbergh flick. While Haywire might seem like a thousand other movies that came before it, given Soderbergh’s aforementioned auteur flair, hopefully the final product will feel refreshingly enjoyable.

One thing that can be said after seeing that clip: the movie starts off on a good foot – as would any movie that begins with Channing Tatum getting pistol whipped.

We’ll know for sure whether Haywire is a standout or a forgettable clone once the movie hits theaters on January 20, 2012.

Source: Hulu

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  1. I can’t see it in the UK :(

    But anyway…..

    W O N D E R W O M A N !

    • actually u can see it in the UK im from the UK and it works for me

  2. i was able to see it and im in England

    • Hulu has it set now for people in the UK

  3. I do enjoy the lack of any “dramatic” music during the fight, gives it some real substance and abruptness.

    • That stuck out to me. No “fight music,” no fast camera work, no quick shots cuts. It was like watching from one of the booths in the diner.

      Also, this chick definitely needs play Wonder Woman.

  4. She is my choice fire wonder woman. A real warrior type. She will whip your tail then make love to you and make you feel all better.

  5. I can see it! Isaw the warning and thought it was US only.

    She’s not gonna win any Oscars, but considering it’ her first real acting job she’s already doing okay. She acts better than Arnie so far! With a bit more practice I think she’ll be great. She really should be Wonderwoman if they ever make a movie. We need a REAL Amazonian, not just a pretty face.

    • hey that’s not fair. Arnie has a certain charm to him and a certain type of style. Also, it depends on who is directing him. With Cameron, McTiernan, Reitman, and directors of that like, Arnie can excell. With others, then you have the caricature.
      All credit is due to Soderbergh with Carano. Great job on his part. I bet if Arnold were to have Soderbergh directing him you would see something good as well.

      • Don’t get me wrong. Arnie can be great, but he does have his place. There’s just some things he can’t quite pull off when it comes to acting. Bruce Willis and Stallone both do great action films but also have good acting skills. Arnie’s are a bit more limited – but that’s cool, as long as he sticks to what he’s good at.

  6. That was a nicely filmed fight scene.

  7. I wasn’t expecting the fight to break out so suddenly. That was cool!

    • woow really cool woman! kicks the hollywood-male-beauties in there ass. first i didn´t liked the idea of the movie,but looks fun.

  8. my wife even wants to go see this after she saw the commercial on tv, and i’l have to show her this clip. the movie looks good so far.

  9. From the clips and trailers it looks good.

  10. So far, reviews are all good for this; and please tell me Tatum dies after getting b**** slapped? :-)

  11. Why put things there when most people cant view it

  12. I didn’t expect a lot from it… the plotline is full of cliche : former secret agent/assassin/special force (check) betrayed by her employer (check) exact revenge by taking names and kicking asses (check)…
    The selling point was clearly the real tough girl but I thought mainstream past the marketing gimmick it doesn’t necesserly makes the difference in this highly cut/edit era where hollywood can make matt damon looks like a killing machine.

    After watching this trailer I must reconsider : it’s sudden intense and raw. By casting a MMA star they can afford a action directoring style impossible with Hollywood bred action stars.
    It might well be a game changer in the same way Bourne was.Ironically By bringing back the direct action style previous to Bourne.

    One point though: they both suck at acting… I wouldn’t say their style is wooden but they have no charisma/screen presence. Actually they’re maybe closer to what their real counterpart would be.

  13. Great clip and I’m expecting a great movie – but I don’t see how this can be ther first 5 minutes of the movie. I know a bit about the script and this fight takes place in the middled near the end even. Can’t wait to see it though.

  14. I give real kudos to Tatum in this. Carano, i’ve seen her fight before so when it comes to action that’s a no brainer. But, for Tatum i was really impressed that he went all out in this sequence. Good for him.

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