Saturday, July 31, 2010

Directed by P.J. Pesce
Starring Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling, Vinnie Jones, Michael Parks, Ernie Hudson

Ah, finally a film I can award the first one statuette picture. Generally I try to avoid these straight to DVD releases on the count that they're usually total horse shit. And while we're on the subject of horse shit, let's diss Smokin' Aces 2.

A handicapped Walter Weed (Berenger) is being targeted by a number of crazy assassins and the FBI hides him in the reinforced basement of some shitty bar from the prohibition era and blaah blaah blaah..

Joe Carnahan's (Narc, The A-Team) original Smokin' Aces (2006) was a very entertaining mix of over the top and quirky characters all coming together in a Las Vegas hotel to go after the same poor guy played masterfully by Jeremy Piven. It had an especially nice all star cast and a great visionary director at the helm. The sequel is absolutely nothing compared to the original. It's low budget trash. The characters are built up to be eccentric like in the original, but they end up coming off as just fucking annoying and pretentious. The screenplay is horrible fodder that wonders aimlessly from doomed build up to another and.. and.. look.. it's just cheap crap and pointless with it's digitally created explosions and bad performances. I'd rather suffer through Wild Wild West once more to avoid this.
Todella kehnoa ja surkeasti toteutettua, suoraan DVD:lle tehtyä rahastusroskaa. Jätä väliin ja katso mielummin uudestaan alkuperäinen Smokin' Aces vuodelta 2006.

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball at IMDb


Unknown said...

Yes, this film was a pretty much a bunch of horse s**t... No wonder it went straight to DVD...!!

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