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Guns Akimbo (2020) - S: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving

Old 01-16-20, 08:46 AM
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Guns Akimbo (2020) - S: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving



Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.

Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.
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That looks fucking stupid. The title is just plain dumb. Who keeps dolling out money to malcontents to make this misanthropic shit?
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Ok, I get the concept and that it's supposed to be over the top, I just don't understand the videogames-in-real-world stuff he sees (like the Sonic rings) or why guns need to be bolted to his hands. I see they play it for laughs when it comes to putting on clothes and opening doors, but like reloading, and just getting around town would be really really hard.
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Looks like Wanted meets Shoot 'Em Up meets Gamer

I think Radcliffe chooses interesting projects, so I'd give it a chance simply based on him. I'm actually amazed (but glad) that all the HP kids turned out as well as they did, just in different ways.
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Re: Guns Akimbo (2020) - S: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving

Looks like a fun rental to me... love Samara Weaving since I saw her in Ready or Not.
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Re: Guns Akimbo (2020) - S: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving

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Looks like a fun rental to me... love Samara Weaving since I saw her in Ready or Not.
You might find Mayhem worth checking out as well.

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Looks fun! I like Radcliffe - Iíll check it out.
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You might find Mayhem worth checking out as well.

Yeah, I will check this out... somewhat reminds me of that movie a few years back where everyone was locked in an office and they were told to kill each other. Last person standing "won". It was much more serious than Mayhem appears to be... but I did enjoy it.

Samara seems to have a niche role... chaos.
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Re: Guns Akimbo (2020) - S: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving

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Yeah, I will check this out... somewhat reminds me of that movie a few years back where everyone was locked in an office and they were told to kill each other. Last person standing "won". It was much more serious than Mayhem appears to be... but I did enjoy it.

Samara seems to have a niche role... chaos.
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Yes! Waiting on a sequel to see who was behind the curtain.
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From the Deathgasm guy? Yeah I'll watch this.
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This looks insane. I’m in.

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