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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Piece Of Shit Or Not?- Free Fire

So classic, that the hand is pink
Joe's Take- 
So, The Lone Ranger, Captain Marvel, Chappie, Scarecrow, and a handful of sketchy looking guys, meet up in a warehouse for a gun deal sometime around the 1970's. Everything starts off decently, until a little misunderstanding gets taken a tad too seriously. Then gunfire erupts and everyone is fending for themselves. In the meanwhile, insults are uttered, small alliances are short-lived, and nobody's leaving this place unscathed. Sounds grim, but the constant flow of dark humor keeps things in an entertaining light. Expect to see some gruesome deaths that'll probably end with the two leads barely making it out alive. Cue some Foghat.

My Prediction- Set entirely in a single location, all this movie has is the coolness of its action and the strength of its dialogue, to get the audience to the finish line. It's got actors that I like (Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy), the humor is solid, and the little twists in the plot, are interesting enough to get me looking forward to seeing this. I expect that Free Fire will not be a Piece Of Shit.

Mike's Take -
In the vein of John Woo's Hardboiled, Wanted, and John Wick comes Free Fire. A movie about arms dealers delivering goods to their clients, when everything goes bad and a shootout between the dealers and the gun runners goes down.

This movie seems to have it all. Hot chicks, a good idea, and the most important part of an action movie - FUN. This is just a mindless movie that is basically a palate cleanser before the blockbuster movie season begins and I'm good with that. I don't expect anything more out of this movie than fun, stupid action. It's like watching the Fast and the Furious, except that it actually has a plot and a script and actors that like to act.
And it's better. Anyways, I'm looking forward to this John Woo homage.

Free Fire (2016)
R | 1h 30min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 21 April 2017 (USA)

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Amy Jump (screenplay), Ben Wheatley (screenplay)
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer

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