Wednesday, February 6, 2008

24 WORDS PER FILM (#23)



Shoot ‘em Up gleefully buries good taste and subtlety beneath a mountain of bodies. Each setpiece is somehow more gloriously over-the-top than the last.


2 comments:

Piper said...

This movie felt like it was based on some crazy Manga or something. I'm all for over the top, but when the carrot went through the head I didn't think I was going to like it and I didn't really.

I definitely think you have to be in a certain mood for this and I was not in that certain mood.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

I agree with you for the most part. The enjoyment of the film for me was based on embracing its central conceit, then monitoring whether or not each set-piece was successful on its own terms. If you are not fully prepared to be submerged into a comic book universe lacking in narrative logic but making up for it in creative mayhem, you will not enjoy this film.