I had not given much thought to seeing this movie till I saw a Paula Patton Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)(aka Mrs Robin Thicke, and mother of Fuego) interview where she declared that she decided to do one of the scenes with Denzel Washington topless to add authenticity. I thought I would support this authenticity by seeing it in action, and I hope this is a trend that will continue.
The movie opens with our two main characters meeting in a diner, planning to finesse a relationship with a Mexican druglord played by Edward James Olmos, and burning down the best pancake restaurant in three counties for no obvious reason. Not only that they leave the charming waitress a small tip and put her out of a job.
What their precise relationship is is unknown, whether they are good or bad is unknown, but their casual disregard for quality American pancakes and low rent real estate is disturbing.
As the story unfolds we learn who these people are. It seems that each work for a government entity although one is officially awol, but they may be pawns in a greater enterprise which may itself be corrupt or not, we don't know, and there is yet another entity, the big daddy, with military resources at their beck and call. Upon authority they decide to rob a bank but there is vastly more money in the bank than expected, introducing the third shadowy big daddy entity, which creates all the kerfuffle that follows.
I found it to be consistently entertaining. In several instances the movie did not jibe with reality. In one scene someone is shot in the shoulder in the desert, and left to die like it's a laugh. Not to be mean about it but why not just kill the person? It's far more practical.
In another scene someone is shot in the leg to redress the balance. Then the shootee puts his arm around the shooters shoulder and hops off with him. Additionally, for no apparent reason they limp away from millions of dollars blowing around, as if their silly bonding moment is more important than the money. There were also some rather entertaining scenes involving a bull.
If this movie was reminiscent of any movie it is the superior Savages [DVD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy], directed by Oliver Stone a year ago and featuring Salma Hayek and Blake Lively, and Taylor kitsch. If you like Two Guns and I think most will, you will love that movie, which I consider outstanding.
I was consistently entertained, and have no regrets about seeing it. In a way I enjoyed that it was a little off.
I think most people will like it, and I hope this was helpful.Read more ›