I just got back from “Proud Mary” and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s flawed protagonist and her equally flawed decisions become thoroughly enjoyable once you realize that the usual archetypes in a blacksploitation movie are absent, therefore everyone is a target. It takes a big risk.
What makes this movie fun is watching the growing clusterfuck while the protagonist knows what’s really happening.
If I had to sum up this movie in a statement, it would be: “Proud Mary” demonstrates the ability to solve the escalating problems of continued missteps through the thoroughly entertaining application of ever increasing amounts of violence.
It is a blacksploitation movie without the aspiration elements, making it something different, at least in my experience. I need to watch it again, and not after work when I’m tired.