Friday, February 15, 2008

MOVIE: Smokin' Aces

I didn't know Guy Ritchie (ie: Director of Snatch and Lock Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels and husband to Madonna) had experimented with cloning, covertly managed to reproduced himself, and named his new-self Joe Carnahan. But that fact became abundantly clear as I watched Smokin' Aces. It has Guy's style written all over it and I loved every ADHD-afflicted moment of it.

The movie is about Buddy "Aces" Israel and his efforts to survive the various clever attempts by a multitude of assassins to try and collect a bounty on Israel's head. There are hookers, bullets, knives, drugs, punks, booze, cops, snipers, lesbians, goths, and several other colorful elements in the movie. All of them working directly or indirectly together to lay siege to the entrenched object of their desire: Buddy's head. However, he's quite attached to it. And he's not keen on parting with it any time soon. Bedlam ensues as the party quickly comes to fruition.

Most enjoyable. Likely not a date movie. But it goes well with beer, pizza, and a complete lack of children. Well worth a rental.
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