Guns Akimbo (2019) (2019)
January 23, 2023 9:21 PM - Subscribe

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posted by porpoise (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was doing a Daniel Radcliffe retrospective because of 'Miracle Workers' S04. Hit up 'Escape From Pretoria,' 'Imperium,' and 'Victor Frankenstein' (2015). Which is Great.

Enjoyed 'Guns Akimbo' just as much as my original viewing. Radcliffe Must Suffer!

Reminds me of 'Swiss Army Man' (2016).

This is a very silly movie and it owns up to the silliness, so it was fun.

Much respect to Radcliffe, for all of the above-mentioned performances and more.
posted by porpoise at 9:31 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]

This should tell you how crazy this film is - at some point early in the film, Daniel Radcliffe gets pistols bolted to each of his hands against his will.

I think I read in an interview somewhere that when he first read the script, he got to the scene shortly after that - in which his character tries to urinate without shooting his own penis off - and he laughed so hard at that scene, that's what sold him on doing the film.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:45 AM on January 24 [2 favorites]

It's indeed a hilarious film. Watching Radcliffe run around nyc with Samara Weaving is just fantastic.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:40 AM on January 24 [1 favorite]

The Radcliffe/Weaving combo is strong in this. They're both 110% committed to the silliness and it is far funnier that it probably should be. Also, bonus Rhys Darby appearance!
posted by mrphancy at 7:51 AM on January 24 [2 favorites]

Weaving has great energy in this. There's a similar rapport with Steven Yeun in the movie 'Mayhem'.
posted by d_hill at 10:35 AM on January 24 [3 favorites]

'Mayhem' is indeed another great over-the-top movie!

Rhys Darby's character is so surreal, I was initially wondering if the story would go in the direction that Miles completely loses his mind.

That half-a-hotdog...
posted by porpoise at 12:23 PM on January 24 [1 favorite]

I must have been in a bad mood or something when I watched this, because I thought it was as crass and ugly as Gamer, which kind of bored me, or Shoot ‘Em Up, which I just hated.
This was marginally better than those, but overall not what I wanted in a nonsense gunplay movie.
I liked Hardcore Henry a lot better.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:56 AM on January 25

Interesting. I hated 'Gamer,' loved 'Shoot 'Em Up' and 'Hardcore Henry.'

The director of 'Hardcore' is Ilya Naishuller and he also directed Bob Odenkirk's 'Nobody' (2021) which was a pretty refined actioner.
posted by porpoise at 11:09 AM on January 25 [2 favorites]

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