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    Smile Shoot"Em Up =Action

    For those of you that like action movies and mindless violence . This movie has tons of action and just about every new firearm known to man,
    the video transfer was crisp and clean.
    Every action movie has a moment so over the top you have to laugh; Shoot 'Em Up consists of nothing but these moments. A carrot-eating, lone wolf kind of guy named Smith (Clive Owen, Children of Men, Inside Man) steps in to protect a pregnant woman from a gunman--and finds himself, with the aid of a lactating prostitute (Monica Belluci, The Matrix Revisited), defending the newborn child from a sleazy contract killer Mr. Hertz (Paul Giamatti, American Splendor, Sideways) and his army of thugs. That's pretty much the plot, but story is beside the point. Writer/director Michael Davis (Monster Man) has a keen sense of what matters in an action movie. The rapid-fire editing is scrupulously coherent; you always grasp what happened in every shoot-out, even if it flagrantly violates the laws of physics or basic plausibility. Explaining how Smith survives a four-story fall--even if that explanation is beyond ridiculous--demonstrates both a sense of wit and a winking respect for the audience's imagination. As a result, Shoot 'Em Up is ten times more entertaining than the likes of Transformers or Rush Hour 3, movies so self-satisfied with special effects or movie stars that they forgot to be fun.
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    Hahaha, sounds like an entertaining movie!
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    Any Monica Belluci movie is worth at least a rental :D

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    My condolences to Belluci fans. This is probably her worst US film. Poor girl just can't seem to break into Hollywood with a significant role beyond eye candy. Go rent Malena.

    Sorry but this flick bored me and I love shoot'em ups.

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    LOVED THIS MOVIE! Just mindless fun and entertaining as hell.

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    I spent more time looking over at my wife contemplaiting whether I would relieve her from the toture of a sencless story line and shut the torture off. Did force ourselves to finish the movie but it will now be filled way in the back and forgotten about. I would rate it 1 out of 5. Poorly written, poorly directed. Shoot-em up was a good tile for this movie. Just Plain Bad!!!
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    The movie is a comedy more than anything. I have only watched 10 minutes of it so far and it's hilarious.

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    As soon as they shot up the sign to spell ..you know what..I turned it off..Dumb a$$ movie. I just don't like fake,stupid far fetched movies.

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    Movie sucked.

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    I wish I would have read this thread before renting the movie. I think this one breaks our record of shortest time in the dvd player....really bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demiurge View Post
    The movie is a comedy more than anything. I have only watched 10 minutes of it so far and it's hilarious.
    I gave this movie a shot the other day, and I agree with this. Seemed like a parody of an action movie to me, and as such it was pretty funny (the DVD started skipping on me so I only got about 15 mins in).
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    of course , "to each his own". I did see the parody attempt but thought it was weak....now Shaun of the Dead was a much better attempt!

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    It provided mindless, unrealistic entertainment with lots of action and sh$t going boom. It was about 90 min where I was separated from the realism of the world around me. I didn't need to like it, or not like it, I just needed to be entertained, and that I was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    I just needed to be entertained, and that I was!
    ...............and that's all that matters!:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    I gave this movie a shot the other day, and I agree with this. Seemed like a parody of an action movie to me, and as such it was pretty funny (the DVD started skipping on me so I only got about 15 mins in).
    Yep, the whole movie was one giant over the top action spoof. It's really strange seeing it for what it is and then those who saw it as a serious action movie, which I guess I can understand given how ridiculous "serious" action movies have become.

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    Sounds good to me. Hey, I just realized that with my new TV, I can hook up a PC (I have a laptop with wireless) and then with Netflix unlimited streaming movies, I can watch all the movies I want!!! Must see if I have an extra cable to hook laptop to TV!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kozak View Post
    Sounds good to me. Hey, I just realized that with my new TV, I can hook up a PC (I have a laptop with wireless) and then with Netflix unlimited streaming movies, I can watch all the movies I want!!! Must see if I have an extra cable to hook laptop to TV!!!
    Cool, oh, there goes someone walking down my street.

    Time to get back on the Ritalin :D

    Honestly, I got bored with Shoot em up and I love Clive....in a manly sort of way. I have to admit that the excess of violence, parody or not, has started getting to me. I turned eastern promises off after 40 minutes.

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    3 words: Pure F*cking Popcorn! LOL, this movie has one of the worst plot lines and scripts that I can remember. But, it's so over the top it's funny.

    I had to finish the movie to appreciate it's COMPLETE awfulness. Even with the anti-gun theme, it was still funny.
    Truly a horrible flick. I'm still laughing.
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    I saw this one on the plane. I was a captive but enjoyed it. Not going to buy it though.

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    Watching this on blu-ray is killer. Which reminds me, I haven't watched this with my new speakers!!! I gotta get on that.
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    I enjoyed this one also. Mindless action is always great!

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    Wife and I just finished watching this. Plenty of fun. Had a lot of laughs. 3 out of 5 here.

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    Okay I am convinced. I just ordered it from A-Zon on blu so will check it out next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyboy View Post
    Okay I am convinced. I just ordered it from A-Zon on blu so will check it out next weekend.
    I thought it was worthy to and bought a used DVD copy off amazon for less than $5.00. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyboy
    Movie sucked.
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    Okay I am convinced. I just ordered it from A-Zon on blu so will check it out next weekend.


    Did it suck? Do you not believe yourself when you said it sucked? Are you that easily swayed by the opinions of others?
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    I really liked this one. Glad I rented it.

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    This was a great movie. Lived up to it's claim. For those who didn't enjoy it..... Quit taking yourselves so seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post


    Did it suck? Do you not believe yourself when you said it sucked? Are you that easily swayed by the opinions of others?
    I know Shack! I was reminded that I saw this movie on a plane, on a 5 inch screen in a middle seat. I didn't mention that in my shorter lame earlier review of "it sucked" which probably was more reflective of my mood than the movie itself. I did clarify this in a post a few lines down but did a pretty bad job explaining.

    Sorry to all! I read these reviews and decided to pick it up and give it a real shot on BR in my theater so can give an informed opinion after viewing. Anyway, I have a habit of giving myself a BR movie every time I make $500 or more on a single trade which is pretty much every day so I might as well get it.
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    It was a bit over the top, but off the hook hilarious. The surround sound is done very well on the standard def DVD also IMO.

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