Shoot 'Em Up (Blu-ray)
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Jason, Bellville. 18 February 2010
Normally I believe action and comedy should be kept separate. Yes, True Lies and City Hunter did well in blending the the two together without compromise. But then there are more tepid efforts like The Big Hit and any number of Jackie Chan's US efforts that just fall flat. Shoot 'Em Up deserves pride and place with the former two. Yes it is shallow. Yes the story is nonsensical. Yes the action is so ludicrously over the top. And the funny thing is that the movie is aware of all of this; it offers no apologies for these shortcomings as it wants to be the entertaining rollercoaster ride that it is. Of course the performances from Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti, two of my favourite actors, add to the enjoyment. No one was going to walk away with any Oscars, but each one plays his OTT part for all he is worth and the fun they have with their roles is the fun you have watching them make a mockery of gun control. Action comedy now has a new definition in this movie.
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