Popcorn With Zenger: ‘The Protégé’ Raises The Bar For Femme Fatale Movies

  By Jacob Smith Over the last few years, a slew of female-assassin films have been dumped into theaters attempting to gender-swap the genre following the #MeToo movement. Some films, such as “Atomic Blonde,” have the cinematic style to stand out in a saturated market, but most films, like “Ava,” go the route of a borderline cartoon.


The same can’t be said for “The Protégé” due to the X factor known as Maggie Q. Maggie spent four seasons playing the role of femme fatale in the hit CW show, “Nikita.” Needless to say, Maggie is underrated and overqualified for the job of leading action lady. Under the direction of Martin Campbell, a man who is also overqualified in being at the helm of action films, you have a film that sets a new standard...

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Aug 20th 2021
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