I’m curious what is going on with Jennifer Lawrence and her choices lately. Though I loathed Mother!, I can see why she was drawn to it, especially as it was written and directed by her at-the-time boyfriend. But I really have no idea what drew her to this mess of a movie. Getting to do a terrible Russian accent? To put herself in a position of getting exploited by the movie (both as a character and a performer)? Who’s to say? But honestly, while I wasn’t expecting much from Red Sparrow, I did secretly wish it would be successful so that it could act as sort of harbinger of an as-yet-not-greenlit Black Widow movie. Russian spy action heroine solo flick – there are parallels. Alas, this could only damage that prospect.