Monday, January 07, 2008

Bang Bang!

MuNKi and I watched Shoot 'Em Up last night, which was a riot! As I understand it, and also judging by some of the reviews I read, a lot of people don't understand that this film is a send up of 'shoot 'em up bang-bangs.'

I think the underlying reason for this is that so many of the last decade or so's shoot 'em up bang-bangs (or SEUBB) are so ridiculous that people mistake this for just another one in a long line of crap SEUBBs.

Think again, dear Viewer, think again.

If you're wondering why I rented this flick in the first place, here's basically how the stream-of-consciousness dialogue in my head went:

"Clive Owen. Yummy! Action film? He's not so much an action dude, is he? Can he really pull that off? I'm not sure I can imagine. . . What does it say on the back? Nothing. Nothing? Oh, you have to slide it out of the little sleeve thinggy. Hmmm. Sexy and funny? And Clive Owen. OK, I'm sold."

Check it out. If it doesn't "crack" you up, I'll post nothing but naked pictures for a week. (Better watch it so you don't have to be subjected to that!)

^_^

17 comments:

egan said...

Clive is so freakin' dreamy, but I sort of refuse to watch it so I can see you post naked stuff.

Candace said...

Sort of? Elaborate, please. Does this mean you'll be watching through your fingers? You know you can't resist Clive's charms. And then you'll be Owen me a drink. Or something. ^_^

egan said...

Well you know I must watch every movie you suggest, so I'm off to do that now. Owen you a drink, well done Tall One.

Candace said...

Um, yeah, of course you are. Just like Boondock Saints, right? I can't believe I watched The Dreamers for you. ;-)

kitkat said...

I saw Shoot Em Up in the theater, so I got the full on crazy experience. I like movies that realize that they're movies--you know, they're not trying to have a believable story line, they're just trying to entertain. They are a nice break from reality (which is kind of the idea behind movies, right?).

Violet da Gambit said...

Um, sounds yummy, but you ain't seen NOTHIN' 'til you've seen Viggo's fight scene in Eastern Promises. Let's just say it's probably unprecedented in cinematic history.

Candace said...

Kitkat - Were you expecting comedy? I thought the carrot chomp at the very beginning kinda set the tone for this not being a serious flick. I mean how threatening is a carrot? Then again, there was that guy who got said carrot right through the back of the head, so maybe. . . ^_^

Violet - What about it? Do elaborate. Is he, like, naked? Does he kill somoene with a carrot? Deliver a baby in the middle of a shootout? Make it rain dead men? I need more info! ^_^

egan said...

MuNKi loved The Dreamers didn't he. Let's just leave it at that.

Candace said...

He did not, in fact. He just watched it to humour me. Simply having giant naked tits in a film isn't enough to put it on his A list. ^_^

kitkat said...

I don't think we were expecting comedy until we actually started watching the movie. Then, it was pretty apparent early on.

I really need to see Eastern Promises.

Candace said...

I thought so, too. Apparently a lot of folks just didn't get that, though. ^_^

I'm going to have to watch a trailer for Eastern Promises at least. My sis and I usually have pretty opposite movie tastes. Except for Boondock Saints. But with that one what's not to love, really? ^_^

Candace said...

Well, except for the poor kitty. :-P

Michael C said...

Ok fine, I'll watch it!!!!

Or will I? Bwahahahahahahaha

egan said...

MuNKi disappoints me.

Candace said...

Michael - Oh, naughty! Better watch it!

Efo - But never me, and that's what counts. }:->

Violet da Gambit said...

He fights utterly naked for a good 10 minutes. Okay it was probably 5.7 min, but seemed like an eternity. You get to see Things from every possible angle.

Candace said...

^_^ Well, then, just for you, I'll watch it. Maybe it will help me to undream my Howie dream. ^_^