Guns Akimbo : Movie Review!

A action, thriller, comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe. On Amazon Prime. Great and hilarious entertainment. I really enjoyed the humour in this film.

6.3 from IMDB. 95 mins runtime. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy.

“In an alternative near future, an underground fight club and a criminal organization known as Skizm has achieved massive popularity by live-streaming real death matches between criminals and psychos. Ordinary computer programmer Miles Lee Harris, who gets his kicks by trolling online trolls, logs into Skizm’s forum to insult viewers who turn murder into entertainment. Riktor, the criminal kingpin and psychopath who runs Skizm, breaks into Miles’ apartment with his henchmen Dane, Effie, and Fuckface. After being beaten and drugged, Miles wakes up to find guns bloodily bolted into both of his hands. Miles learns that he has been forced to participate in Skizm by being pitted against Nix, the game’s deadliest and craziest killer; she wants out but Riktor requires she kill one last opponent – Miles.”

I watched this movie last night. It continually appeared on my home page on Amazon Prime. I took a chance and really enjoyed this film.

With pistols bolted to his hands, Miles, the good guy, is forced to fight for his life in a sick live stream deathmatch which usually sees ex cons face off against each other until one kills the other. After a night in, when Miles decided to troll in the comments of the illegal tournament, that is how they find him. They also track him during the fight.

What was good: there was good action, dark humour and acting. The storyline was good and easy to follow and allowed you as the viewer to sit back and just let it sink in without too much thinking. An easy going movie.

Of course, Miles becomes the most popular contestant on the show and then has to save his girlfriend who has been abducted by the shows hosts as he wasn’t killing or attempting to kill his opponent. He struggles and fight and we enjoy watching that, and so does his audience. Learning to use pistols for hands is no easy feat and that is the biggest feature of the character, which fits perfectly into the character, like a chalk cheese. As a nerdy game developer his life before was mostly virtual.

Does he save his ex-girlfriend? Does it matter? It was great to watch a movie and genuinely laugh. That is the biggest selling point for me. I recommend if you like violent no brainers. Daniel Radcliffe has starred in some rather surprisingly good movies over the last few years.


Rating: 5 out of 5.
From Kickboxer, featuring in the ending scene in Guns Akimbo.

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