Following on from the success of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe never has to think about money again as he has literal millions in his bank account, so that means that he can do pretty much whatever he wants with his career from now on and that’s probably why he’s starring in this movie that looks absolute batshit crazy called ‘Guns Akimbo’.
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Maybe just jump into the trailer without any knowledge because it’ll probably be way more fun that way. There’s a summary below that as well:
Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding and antagonizing comments.
One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the ‘fun’.
Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially – chillingly – prescient.
Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world.
As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes – and the ratings – have never been higher.
I mean that looks even sillier than I thought it would, although I would say it’s more akin to something like ‘Hardcore Henry’ or ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ rather than the movies that they mentioned in the blurb. I reckon it’s just gonna be loads of dumb violence interspersed with dumb jokes about him not being able to pull his trousers up or open doors. Sounds pretty perfect really.
For more of the same, check out the trailer to the new Nicolas Cage movie. Also looks completely batshit crazy.