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Old 09-10-2007, 02:58 PM
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SHOOT EM UP is a must see

I thought that it was action packed,balls to the wall from the opening credits till the end,You've gotta go see it.


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Director:
Michael Davis
Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
7 September 2007 (USA)
Genre:
Action / Adventure / Comedy / Thriller more
Tagline:
Just another family man making a living. more
Plot Outline:
A man named Mr. Smith (Owen) delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

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Perhaps the Most Shamelessly Ridiculous Film Ever Conceived more



Cast(Cast overview, first billed only)

Clive Owen ... Smith

Paul Giamatti ... Hertz

Monica Bellucci ... Donna Quintano

Stephen McHattie ... Hammerson

Greg Bryk ... Lone Man
Daniel Pilon ... Senator Rutledge
Sidney Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Lucas Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Kaylyn Yellowlees ... Baby Oliver

Ramona Pringle ... Baby's Mother

Julian Richings ... Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ... Man Who Rides Shotgun
Scott McCord ... Killer Shot in Behind

Wiley M. Pickett ... 1st Killer

Stephen R. Hart ... Club Bouncer

In certain ways, the plot is a bit like vapor-- but that is comparatively unimportant in the unwinding of the patter-filled, action-strewn roller-coastering: Shady mystery-man Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) eventually partners with lady friend DQ (Monica Bellucci) -- who knew him as a client in the 'social comfort' industry -- to try to protect a baby he had chanced upon and rescued (after its mother was killed). He is constantly pursued by the hypocritical, evil Mr. Hertz (Paul Giamatti) and his multitudinous henchmen (who, whether they know it or not -- and they usually don't -- are involved in a multi-level, highly-covert, triple-crossing political agenda).

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Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) is a down and out loner who doesn't want to be bothered by anyone. However, when people do something that makes him say, You know what I hate, then all hell breaks loose. Mr. Smith is minding his own business eating a carrot and waiting for a bus, when a pregnant woman runs by trying to escape from an armed man about to kill her. Mr. Smith shows up like a knight in shining armor to rescue her with his only weapon, the carrot. He kills the guy with the carrot. This is just the beginning, because Mr. Hertz (Paul Giamatti), an intelligent maliciously evil criminal gun for hire, shows up with a mob of killers to kill the woman and her baby. Mr. Smith can't allow that to happen and he begins to kill everybody.

The opening scene is one of the wildest and most bizarre action scenes with the carrot being used as a weapon, shell casings bouncing off the pregnant womans belly, and the umbilical cord being cut by Mr. Smith shooting it with a bullet after he delivered the baby. Mr. Smith is an expert shot with the skills of a black-ops agent, and you see it with every kind of gun battle from standoffs, to showdowns, shootouts, car chases, and even an airborne gun fight. There is even a sex scene with DQ (Monica Bellucci) that is partially interrupted by the appearance of 6 killers at the door and window. Can Mr. Smith survive to the end of the movie?

Shoot Em' Up

Are you tired of all those heartless, senseless, generic and cliché, action-driven Hollywood films? That honor style and blood over character and plot? Well then I have news for you: don't go see "Shoot Em' Up".

But it's a shame that you won't. The film whose trailer I pointed to and said 'that's what film-making has come to these days; all attitude and no heart', turns out to be the most fun and riotous satire I've seen in a long time. "Shoot Em' Up"--a relentless, simultaneously energizing and hilarious movie--is a surprisingly smart confection. As conceived by writer-director Mike Davis its an over-the-top send-up of every action film ever made; a wink and a nod (as well as a parody of) to the bloody overkill of "Die Hard" and "Rambo", the gleeful excitement and charm of "Indiana Jones", the cornball abandon of "James Bond", the who cares of "North by Northwest", the heroic terseness and ease of "Bourne", the ultra-stylized and preposterous overdrive of "The Matrix" or anything ever made by John Woo (particularly a love for "Hard-Boiled"), and even in one scene the splendid lunacy of "Raising Arizona".

The whole project, through controlled chaos and witty abandon, is made as a single, continuous in-joke. As in most films that take themselves too seriously, Clive Owen's hero (enigmatically titled Mr. Smith) quite literally never stops shooting. He shoots while having sex, he shoots while in the middle of free-fall, he shoots the umbilical cord off of a baby, he shoots with his fingers broken. Davis takes over-the-top to a whole new level; poking fun at action movies by taking their ridiculousness to its brinking point.

Everything is done with an intentional preposterousness. For no reason Smith takes the baby of a dead woman (whom he helped deliver...in a frenetic shootout nonetheless) and decides to protect the infant from Paul Giamatti (dropping his nice-guy smugness, and superbly playing his diabolical villain with maniacal glee) and his army of goonish gunmen (why are they even after it?). For no reason, Smith just happens to be the world's greatest gunslinger (he doesn't miss; he doesn't break a sweat...in fact the whole movie Owen plays Smith as the ultimate joke: with a straight face. Same expression for killing, sex, talking, anything).

The enigmatic coincidence of it all is only part of the film's joy (and when it begins to explain some its elements, that's where it goes wrong). Mostly its about the cartoonish, endlessly inventive shootouts; each staged with more ludicrous precision than the last. Its both funny and exceptionally filmed; the dialogue another homage to the stupidity of action films (among Smith's witty remarks: "Eat your vegetables" he laments after impaling a man with a carrot).

And what is an action film without (besides a huge body count; a beautiful woman who does no more than look hot and talk sexy--kudos to Monica Bellucci) quirks for its hero? Smith is all caricature with a few cartoony peeves. For one he hates a lot of things (including bad drivers), but more importantly he has a fondness for carrots ("they make your eyesight better" he growls); he even turns them into weapons.

"Shoot Em' Up" does all that it can to be every kind of action-movie. And it succeeds; staging endless fight after fight in every way imaginable, never repeating itself and quite literally ending with a bang. 9/10

"I hate ponytails. They don't make you look hip, young or cool"- Shoot 'Em Up

Movie Trailer:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465602/...eenplay-1-10-2

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3:10 to Yuma was great!!!

I'd like to see this one as well
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