Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Shoot 'Em Up
I was, I admit, fairly excited about Shoot 'Em Up. I've just seen it. Consider me no longer excited. Consider me instead very, very disappointed. I was expecting something fun. With outrageous action. A homage to John Woo and Hard-Boiled. What I got was tired, risible and so lacking in actual invention — and I don't think death by carrot and a lactating hooker count — that I sat in the cinema slack-jawed and stupefied. What a bore. What a criminal waste of a talented cast. What lacklustre action sequences. And the UK trailer for Smokin’ Aces used Motorhead’s Aces of Spades to much better effect.