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Sexy ex-assassin tries to take down sexy assassin organization with the help of a kind of homely teen.

Nikita: Coup de Grace

by Za’chary Westbrook

4 out of 5

COUP DE GRACE

Huzzah for pure spy actiony goodness. Nikita gets some props for valiantly trying to bring dimension to B-grade productions of James Bond script rejects. However, Bond stays good via action sequences. That’s the bread and butter of the genre, as not even the plot-heavy Bourne series managed to create a convincing mystery. The private lives of spies doesn’t stretch out well, plot-wise (see: Chuck). Continue reading

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Nikita: Free

by Za’chary Westbrook

4 out of 5

I will give his to the CW, that they have perfected a special kind of awful that succeeds in being a guilty pleasure without actually making you kind of a bad person for watching (unlike Jersey Shore or The Real Whatever of Inconsequential). Nikita is B-grade espionage thrills, no question. But it’s dedicatedly B-grade, you kind of have to love it. It’s not ignorant of it’s low-thrill factor, it just doesn’t care. The action sequences are okay, with the fight scenes knowing how to use the cameras to supplement the choreography, yet there’s a conspicuous lack of car chases and Maggie Q is attractive without ever being really sexy (unless you’re really into women doing karate). Continue reading

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