There are action films that may not have the greatest of plots but at least they’re entertaining and then there are films that fail in both departments and can barely be classified as ‘action.’ Unfortunately, This Girl is Badass falls in the latter category. There is nothing badass about this film.
Jukkalan (JeeJa Yanin) is a bike messenger working for the mob smuggling drugs, money, or whatever else they need done. Soon she’s in way over her head and the mob has issued a hit on her. She must fight her way through gunmen, assassins, and mob bosses if she wants to survive.
This Girl is Badass is about as ridiculous as it comes. The opening scene of the film is Jukkalan riding alongside a street when she dismounts her bike, jumps a fence, delivers a package to an awaiting car, hops back over, and gets back on her bike which has been rolling along in a straight path from the beginning. While there’s nothing wrong with this type of action, the film does this kind of stuff way too often and in a way that is far tackier than most. The novelty of it wears off within the first half hour and what’s left is a shell of a film.
The story trudges along, oftentimes heading on tangents that have nothing to do with anything. There’s some attempt at a one-sided love story between Jukkalan and her friend Duan but none of the characters aside from Jukkalan are all that interesting to begin with. You’ll become annoyed by most everyone before you’re willing to invest any time in them.
It’s difficult to find anything good about This Girl is Badass. As a matter of fact, badass couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Making of This Girl is Badass
Behind the Scenes