Guns Akimbo Watch Online Today: The feature debut of writer/director Jason Lei Howden, Guns Akimbo is a mish-mash of Existenz, Death Race, The Running Man, and Gamer.
Unfortunately, in terms of nonsensical enjoyment, this movie is far closer to the 2009 Gerard Butler stinker.
Set in an unspecified future date/alternate reality, Daniel Radcliffe (who seems to take quite literally ANY bizarre oddball role to move further away from Mr. Potter) plays Miles, a self-pitying IT coder who, after a drunken evening, sends abusive messages online to the wrong guy.
The ‘wrong guy’ in question happens to oversee a despicable game in which criminals and psychopaths try to kill each other to the amusement of online fans craving some real-life gore. And when Miles wakes up with two guns attached to his hands, he finds out very abruptly that it’s done or die.
To be honest, the casting of Radcliffe is more or less the only major positive of this film. He shows (again) that he can play a comedic lead role with ease and also shows (for the first time) that he can pull off a believable American accent.
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20 minutes in you’ll know exactly what you’re going to get from this movie, how it will play out and how it will end. Fans of movies such as Death Race may get a kick out of this but apart from that, it’s not really worth watching.
Not to be completely negative however, there are some decent special effects, nice choreography in the majority of the action scenes and, as stated before, Radcliffe was well cast.
If you enjoy gore, non-sensical violence, and light humor then this may tickle your fancy. If not, stay far, far away from this one.
If you are on the fence, I would suggest the immensely underappreciated Clive Owen movie Shoot ‘Em Up – it provides everything that this movie does except it does it much, much better.