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You People Are Missing the Point......,
This review is from: Shoot 'Em Up (DVD)
Almost every low review written about "Shoot 'Em UP" is from a person who COMPLETELY missed the point. Anyone who watches this movie needs to understand that this movie is a "S P O O F" !!!!!!
This is one of the funniest spoofs I have ever seen. Hands down.
"Shoot 'Em Up" does not have in depth characters, it IS SUPPOSED TO BE misogynistic, and if you try to take it seriously for one second..... you're going to hate it. Watch this film when you need a good laugh. The dialog is hysterical. Every scene from start to finish is completely "Over the Top", but still executed with big budget precision. The acting is absolutely dead on perfect. I think it was marketed very badly, and THAT'S why it did poorly at the box office.
Watch this movie when you need a good laugh, you won't regret it.
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2012 10:09:04 AM PDT
T. Lamar Terrell says:
A movie can't be a spoof if the lead actor doesn't seem to want to be part of the joke. Owen delivered all of his crappy one-liners with the enthusiasm of a guy going to get a root canal. The action was over-the-top, but no more than your average Michael Bay film. You can't goof on a genre that already makes fun of itself. All the cliches were delivered straight, so they are identical to the scenes from the movies that "Shoot 'Em Up" purports to parody. Ultimately there is nothing to see here folks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2014 5:42:57 PM PDT
I have to admit, you've made some spot-on observations about what should constitute a "spoof".
After thinking about it, I believe I have mis-classified and mis-represented this movie as a good spoof.
I confused a spoof with satire. So, I'll be changing my review.
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