Many, many years ago I saw Shoot ‘Em Up for the first time. The movie rocked from the first minute. Some unrealistic action nonsense that was just fun. Just now I watched the movie again. And lo and behold, nothing has changed. The movie is still infinitely more fun. Clive Owen is a terrific action hero. Inconspicuous and without a name he simply slaughters everyone. Monica Bellucci is, as always, gorgeous and a harmonious addition to our hero Smith, who hurls a baby around as if he were practicing for the hammer throw. You just have to squeeze one or two eyes and let the whole thing happen. None of it really makes sense. It is what it is: a great action movie beyond logic and reason.
My ★★★★ review of Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/1in4ox