Netflix is continuing its recent trend of star-led action movies with Gunpowder Milkshake, a movie about a group of female assassins who have to shoot a lot of bad guys.
The movie’s first trailer, which was released on Tuesday, introduces us to Sam, played by Karen Gillan (Guardian of the Galaxy, Jumanji), a second generation assassin whose mother (Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey) abandoned her years earlier. However, Sam must reunite with her mother in order to save an eight-year-old girl after a job goes wrong. The two call on a society of underground hitwomen including Carla Guigina (Watchmen), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).
Other than this brief bit of setup, this trailer is all about the shooting.
There are Gatling guns, characters diving over counter tops, mysterious old libraries, car fights, a shootout in a ’50s-style diner, for some reason. Of course, the movie’s fights have more than just shooting in them. There’s also some hand-to-hand combat, and at least one instance of a character rushing into battle with just two hammers.
The trailer never spends too much time on any one gunfight, but it seems that this group of killer women will be rushed from one massive, extremely stylized brawl to the next, which is exactly what you’d hope for in a movie like this.
Gunpowder Milkshake, and all of its thousands and thousands of bullets, is set to arrive on Netflix on July 14.