Smokin' Aces

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  1. Kcomps

    Kcomps New Member

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    I'm going to go see Smokin' Aces right after class. What is your opinion on the movie! I think it will be great. I am love Alicia Keyes and Common as artist's but I wonder how well they can act.
     
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    It looks good...might go watch it with the gf on Saturday
     
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    Looks sorta entertaining, might go see it

    on a side note I can never take Jeremy Pittman seriously just because I always picture him as the flamboyantly hilariously gay Versace salesman from Rush Hour 2 :rofl:
     
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    one review said go in with an open mind and youll enjoy it. supposidly a dark comedy with a fuckton of action
     
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  5. Seraph

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    Jeremy Piven?


    anyways, the critics slammed this movie and said it blew. but mindless action is always fun imo so dont go in expecting the world
     
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    looks interesting, too bad they got alicia keys in the movie and shit, with all the bigger names they got why bother with some singer slut.
    oh well, still looks like a fun movie so i'll pay my $ to watch
     
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    Alright I watched it today(matinee). I was entertained it's by no means a great movie maybe not even good as far as the key elements of film go but you will be entertained, you will anticipate, you will attempt to guess what happens next, you will try to figure out how it's going to end. These factors in addition to the violence and light gore make it worth watching.
     
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    Dammit, I love Pulp Fiction, Snatch, Fight Club, Sin City, Kill Bill, The Boondock Saints, and all the rest of this twisted little subgenre that so unabashedly combines wit and violence. When the trailer for Smokin' Aces first came out, I was absolutely giddy with excitement. Sure, the stuffy academic critics wouldn't get its gruff charm, but I'd have a blast nonetheless.

    How wrong I was, lied to by an amazingly misleading trailer. It promises a movie that’s fast-paced, lurid, and full of stylized violence. It promises to be witty and charming, animated by amazingly colorful hitmen, prostitutes, alcoholic lawyers, monosyllabic Russians and a strung-out, washed-out, coked-up mark. All of these, the potential hallmarks of something that could be perfectly lovable, provided it doesn’t take itself too seriously. But no, it was ruined, completely, utterly ruined by a catastrophic desire for drama, meaningfulness and cop-justice/morals. Dammit, you’ve got a bunch of hicks wielding shotguns, chainsaws and flares, shooting random bystanders from their Confederate-mobile and drawing Hitler mustaches on their upper lips using felt-tip markers. You’re onto a good thing here. Why ruin that with moral realism, why attempt to tell a story – and a needlessly contrived, browbeating story at that?

    6/10
     
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    I gave it a 6 via IMDB
     
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    I Loved It!
     
  11. it was meh, the twists are good. the movie will get confusing as hell. most of the action is in the commercial. everything else is carefully chosen shots by the D.P. and drama.
     
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    I liked it, would give it about a "B".

    Lots of gun porn. I thought Jeremy Piven was great as a drugged out guy over his head. And I lovved the Nazi whacko skinhead brothers.
    And Alicia Keys was very hot as a undercover "Ho'".
     
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    I thought it was very entertaining.
     
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    christ this movie was boring :sleep:
     
  15. amberlynn_05

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    i so want to see this movie it seems like it would be a good movie

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    haha banned :rofl:
     
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    It was good, but definately a movie that needs to be watched a few times for it to really make sense... alot of quick actions, and a twist for an ending...
     
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    your kidding me right? You really think the drama fucked up this movie?? At the very worst, the drama adding nothing to this movie, but no chance in hell did it ruin anything about this action-stuffeduptheass shooter. This was a great action movie with plenty of tiny twists, careful not to cross the line into mindfucking. I thought this shit had better action than snatch. Ok so maybe the characters werent fleshed out as much and the acting wasnt as great as snatch.

    BUT THE FUCKIN NEO NAZIS I MEAN GOD DAMN THAT SHIT WAS OFF THE HOOK
     
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    i watched it tonight, it was pretty good. 7/10. i wasn't laughing at some of the jokes.
     
  20. Grouch

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    shut it, lock it, chain it.
     

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