Vudu'd this last night having (somewhat) high hopes for it (the trailer looked really cool, I thought).
I realize I was tired, but a movie such as this doesn't normally put me to sleep. It didn't, but almost. And, then again, Soderbergh has always been hit-or-miss for me, so not really that surprised.
Maybe it was the infamous audio issues from LionsGate rental editions, but I was taken aback by how poorly the so-called "Dolby Digital Plus 5.1" came through. I'll take Ralph's word on his assessment of the Blu-ray lossless codec as he is always right, at least in my book, but I suspect people complaining on this thread also suffered from some (extremely) lossy sound representation via a rental. Once again, shame on you, LionsGate! Up until now, Vudu rentals had sounded really, really good on my HT system, and they're always lossy Dolby Digital.
As a movie, I was also taken aback by the actual stars' lack of starpower. Be it a directorial decision for the sake of Carano's credibility or something, but how can a supporting cast like this feel so....meh? Apart from Fassbender and (maybe) that Lancer kid, the rest felt utterly underused (and most likely way overpaid).
Back to Gina, well, what's not to like, especially once she does "wear the dress." I have to agree it was great watching her (and her fighting). She saves the movie--to a degree, that is. Despite her, Haywire is rather quite unmemorable IMHO.
It was great to have her in Fast & Furious 6 so we may be seeing more of her (mmmm...more of her!) in the near future...