Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up: Eat your carrots!

It's difficult to review this movie because it was just so awesome. The sheer amount of automatic weapons fire from it's opening scene to it's finale put the movies of Woo to shame and thus earned it one of the highest ratings of the year. It's thin on plot and doesn't get bogged down in its conspiracy led story much like a good video game shooter would not be. All you need to know is that Clive Owen is the mysterious Smith, a down and out with fondness for carrots and a dead shot with an array of weapons (including carrots), Monica Bellucci plays a hooker with big lactating jugs and Paul Giamatti is an over the top comedy-relief villain after them both.

Just so you know the audience that this is aimed at: A poster for this was placed in "billboards" in levels of the console game Crackdown and an update for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas. Other marketing ploys included the hilarious which brought outcry from "responsible parenting" groups worldwide.

Verdict: I think in all honesty this formulay just may have been a wee bit "over-the-top" for the 5-Star-Plus masterpiece rating but is still one damn fine brainless action movie. One thing's for sure: you'll never pick up a carrot without grinning again.

Colonel Creedon Rating: *****

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