Kate, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Miku Martineau, and Woody Harrelson as lead characters, was released as an action and adventure film on Netflix. The terrific film demands a larger screen and an intense theater experience. But at least we are getting to stream this rush-until-death film, thanks to Netflix. The streaming powerhouse has been keeping its promise of delivering one original film a week and the latest one has fans losing their wits on this insanely raw and gruesome thriller.
The film is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (also the director of The Huntsman: Winter’s War), written by Umair Aleem, and produced by 87North.
Kate Trailer and Storyline
The guns blazing, blood-spewing action follows a ruthless assassin Kate (Mary Elizabeth). “Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game,” reads Netflix’s official synopsis. She gets irreversibly poisoned during her last mission.
The poison is killing her slowly, and she has less than 24 hours to avenge her own impending death. In the process, she forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims as her body speedily deteriorates. She is on a pursuit to find, seek revenge, and hunt her killers in this self-appointed job before time runs out.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead commented on her role as Kate
Protagonist Winstead playing Kate, who steals all the light in the lights-soaked city of Tokyo, is the film’s spirit and soul. She portrays a bada** assassin who is excellent at her art of killing. Winstead prepared for about a year to execute the demanding role of Kate. Her previous similar films, Gemini Man and Birds of Prey, helped her through the build-up.
Ahead of the film’s release, the actress revealed what drew her to the role. She said, “I felt there was something really unusual about the script and the character in the sense that it was this really brutal, fierce action film, but there was something soft and emotional at its core that I really connected to. Kate has this tough outer shell, but there’s a soft girl inside. There’s a heart in there. She’s someone who’s been through terrible things. She’s poisoned, she’s dying, and it’s physically gross, but there’s still something beautiful underneath it all. And I thought that juxtaposition was really rare. Also to get to be that ugly and real and raw was something I found to be a really exciting prospect.”
She also revealed that she trained at Taran Tactical in LA and also by military-trained snipers of Thailand.
Fans Reactions to the Netflix film Kate
Following the film’s release, social media was flooded with reactions to the film. Here’s a look at some of them.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead kicks so much ass in KATE that just came out on Netflix!! If you loved her in Birds of Prey, you will love this. A John Wick + Crank style action movie with amazing fight choreography and well shot action sequences. What a surprise, holy shit. pic.twitter.com/kykMPAJ0tM
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Have you seen this action film yet?