Sommerleigh Pollonais – Senior Writer
If you took Wanted, Hardcore Henry and Gamer, put them in a blender and added a huge dash of charisma, you would get Guns Akimbo.
Yes, we’ve seen this before – a movie that takes video game logic and brings it into the “real world” – but what makes Guns Akimbo a cut above the rest is the choice casting. Danielle Radcliffe has managed to prove without a doubt he’s not just a one-hit wonder. Instead of playing it safe since his Harry Potter days, he’s gone on to act in almost every genre of film there is (dude played a farting corpse once for crying out loud) and I applaud him for taking the chances he does.
Here, he’s totally believable as the uber-ordinary guy who stumbles into a violent world of Grand Theft Auto gaming, come to life. Samara Weaving burst on to the scene with The Babysitter and quickly proved she’s not just another pretty face. With that film, Ready or Not and now Guns Akimbo, she’s solidified herself as a scream queen/heroine worth watching, right up there with the likes of Jamie Leigh Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Angelina Jolie, just to name a few .
Now some might say the movie is trying to make a point about social media, and the ugliness that being anonymous behind a keyboard can bring out in some people. Or how violence in video games and cinema numbs society to the very real thing that takes place in the world. While others, like myself, will just enjoy it for the satirical ridiculousness that it is, plot holes and all (seriously, how does a badass like Nix NOT manage to kill a noob like Miles instantly!).
So take my advice, we all have enough stress to deal with these days, so switch off your brain, pop some corn and enjoy the insanity that is Guns Akimbo.
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Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apoclaypse come.
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