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Nikita

Maggie Q is the new Peta Wilson

Based on Luc Besson’s 1999 film La Femme Nikita (and, mercifully, less cheesy than the 1997?2001 Peta Wilson TV series), this promising adaptation follows the same premise: Nikita (Mission: Impossible III’s Maggie Q) was forced by a secret division of the government to be an assassin, until they killed her boyfriend and she turned on them. Maggie Q is outstanding, sexier than Sydney Bristow and more badass than the Bride. No wonder drippy ex-handler Michael (Shane West) and new-assassin-in-town Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) can’t keep up. A?