Guns Akimbo

Guns Akimbo

DVD - 2020
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Miles's nerdy existence as a video game developer takes a dramatic turn when he inadvertently gets caught up as the next contestant with SKIZM, an underground gang livestreaming real-life death matches. While Miles excels at running away from everything, that won't help him outlast Nix, a killer at the top of her game.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Saban Brands / Lionsgate, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Branch Call Number: MOVIE GUNS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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jimg2000
Jan 20, 2021

Not your PG-13 Edward Scissorhands (1990) family affair, but a bloody violent life action film that is difficult to pull off as an Anime/Manga or video game, another film on hunting and killing humans for sport as The Hunt (2020), The Hunger Games film series, Battle Royale (Japanese, 2000) etc. Daniel Radcliffe proves to become a versatile actor playing Miles Lee Harris, a video game programmer who is abducted and transformed to become a "gun-toting" gladiator. His prize is not only to stay alive but the possibility to rekindle the love with ex-girlfriend Nova Alexander, played by the exotic Natasha Liu Bordizzo who, per wiki, has a black-black belt in taekwondo and training in Kenpō karate.

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argylex
Jan 06, 2021

Harry Potter grows up and becomes a murderer. A movie for degenerate$. Full of violence and offensive language. thumbs down.

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rugolin
Nov 03, 2020

A fast paced and hipster style piece of ultraviolence filmmaking that doesn't make a lot of sense but is quirky enough to be mostly entertaining. Daniel Ratcliffe is your typical young millennial slacker character who codes video games during the day that manages to draw the attention of people from the internet death match website Skism with his trolling comments he posts. They kidnap him from his home and literally screw guns to hands that he can't remove and force to fight for the online entertainment of millions against Samara Weaving's almost Terminator style killing machine character Nix. The film is mostly one long chase scene where Ratcliffe is running from being killed and with the help of a little plot armor manages to evade the heavily armed Nix. Seems aimed at people who enjoyed John Wick and with the video game style perspectives used in the action scenes of first person shooter video games.

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PeaceFinger
Oct 13, 2020

CAREERICUS DOWNTURNIDUM!!! or
YOU GOT YOUR HARRY POTTER IN MY WANTED! YOU GOT YOUR KIWI HARLEY QUINN IN MY SCOTT PILGRIM! TWO MEH TASTES THAT GO TOGETHER? (again...)
Rhys Darby as the homeless guide from victim to survivor is the star of this film as far as I'm concerned. The frame COULD work; SURE, somewhere on the "dark web" there could be someone out there kidnapping people off the street and throwing them into a cat and mouse survival game all while streaming it for a desensitized audience. Wholly paint by numbers but passable. Radcliffe does have moments again, against an unknown evil sure to be his destruction that he manages to overcome. Weaving is plainly getting a check and hopefully off to either do better or retire to anonymity in a little shop somewhere with her cats & "cocaine!"... (the character's motivation)
The back story labored at best and only to demonstrate Radcliffe's character's human restraint facing someone determined to end him. Plenty of cribbing here; the
aforementioned WANTED, some SCOTT PILGRIM, a touch of SUICIDE SQUAD, and it fails in the end with the set up for a sequel (IF the returns are good enough- which I doubt, only because the model doesn't stand on its own.) Worth a watc and immediately forgotten but hey, even boy wizards' gotta eat, and you don't want him turning down a wrong path...

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DLDavidson88
Sep 13, 2020

Nothing earth changing, but a fun movie with lots of shoot-em-up violence, blood, and explosions. Almost like a MIIKE flick.

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jack1e
Aug 25, 2020

Over the top, ridiculous mindless fun.

JCLMelodyMK Jul 25, 2020

Harry Potter on a killing spree with somewhat bad language and blood. but kind of funny and certainly a distraction if you need one.

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lbonnstetter
Jun 25, 2020

I don't know what I expected when I watched this movie but it wasnt really scott pilgrim meets nerve. This movie starts out fairly strong, the humor seems a little out-dated but hits well and the stylization is fun to look at, however, the movie very quickly falls apart-- especially when samara weeving's character starts to get more screen time, i normally really like her but all of her dialogue was absolutely cringe-worthy and wasn't delivered extraordinarily well either.
I will give it some points for going in directions I didnt quite expect but those directions did not end in a particularly satisfying way.

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hwhale
Jun 09, 2020

IMDB rated 6.3/10
Miles is a video game developer who inadvertently becomes the next participant in a real-life death match that streams online. While Miles soon excels at running away from everything, that won't help him outlast Nix, a killer at the top of her game.

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jimg2000
Jan 20, 2021

16 good original quotes in IMDb, thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6902676/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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Miles (Daniel Radcliffe): Don't worry, this isn't a love story about some nerd trying to get the girl like she's an Xbox achievement to be unlocked.

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