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Title:   Shoot Em Up
Director:   Michael Davis
Year:   2007
Genre:   Action
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.29.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
08.29.07Galaxy Highland Perhaps this is a sign. I completely forgot that I saw this movie after undergoing the phenomenon of Black Devil Doll from Hell.

I did see it though. Walking in, I thought it would be the type of movie where Clive Owen delivering a baby during a shoot-out is the most ridiculous thing to happen in an otherwise realistic action film. What I saw was a movie where Clive Owen delivering a baby during a shoot-out is the most realistic thing to happen in a completely ridiculous film.

There's a serious cartoon vibe that I started off liking but quickly found, like everything else in the movie, way way too obvious. I guess that's just me bgeing weird because I can't think of many subtle cartoons... but whatever. The film is so over the top and dumb and big that there's really not much to say about it. Highschool kids everywhere will love it.

While I can't really say anything bad about this movie because the movie is so self-aware that it yields any arguments moot, I have a hard time getting behind movies like this because it's another step away from intelligent film-as-art storytelling toward mindless entertainment good for nothing more than hypnotizing the kids instead of hiring a babysitter.

I have to admit though, it was better than I thought it would be and I had a good enough time while watching it (in that unique simultaneous groan/laugh way where I can't really tell if I'm laughing with the movie or at the movie or if the movie wants me to laugh at it. Who knows.
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