Reviews Of What Is In Theaters Now
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy
Plot: Several people are present for a gun deal gone bad
Clint Says: Wait until after open weekend, but see this in theaters
Watching FREE FIRE is like watching Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL 8's crazy, super angry, little brother.
It is basically violence porn. But it is still a well done film.
The entire movie is about a gun deal going bad. About 98% of the story takes place in an abandoned factory. The other 2% takes place just outside the factory.
It sounds like it should be a painfully boring film, but there is a surprising amount of character building and compelling content that fills the time. It is also a really funny film, although half of the time you find yourself laughing at things that are actually horrific.
If you can't do movies with violence or bad language, stay far away from this movie. For those of you that like movies like RESERVOIR DOGS, get yourself to the theater as fast as you can.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
Plot: US and Russian spies must work together to stop a mad man from getting a nuclear weapon.
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee
If you are a tried and true fan of the James Bond franchise save your money for SPECTRE. This is not James Bond. It's not bad at all, in fact there is a lot about it that is quite enjoyable. It just has a completely different feel than you would expect from a typical spy flick. That probably has a lot to do with it being written, produced, and directed by Guy Ritchie.
I am always wary of a film that has one person in charge of so much. Especially if that person is one that is incapable of hearing the word "no" from his employees. (See: MacFarlane, Seth). But Ritchie actually made a movie worth seeing.
I wouldn't pay full price to see this flick simply because Henry Cavill's speech pattern is insufferably annoying and Armie Hammer's Russian accent is passable at best. Unfortunately, the two of them talk throughout the whole film.
I will say that the plot is interesting and suspenseful, there is a lot of great action and the laughs are plenty. You won't be disappointed seeing this film in theaters, but it's not going to be a long-lasting fan favorite.