Free Fire (2017)

“We can’t all be nice girls.”

What’s it about?

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Who’s in it?

That lovable South African guy, Armie Hammer, and Captain Marvel.

Why should I watch it?

+ Its style and tone were very reminiscent of the great crime movies of the 1990s
+ You can just turn your brain off and enjoy the cartoonish nature of the story and the characters
+ It doesn’t try to be something that it isn’t
+ There’s no story but it doesn’t matter since you’ll be busy having fun watching the many personalities clash
+ While the characters were over the top, they weren’t caricatures as they all had a surprising amount of depth
+ While the countless bullets didn’t always hit their target(s), the hilarious dialogue did.
+ Most of the movie consisted of characters shooting at each other but it never got repetitive
+ Inventive camerawork with different shots and angles to change things up
+ The MVP was definitely Sharlto Copley who stole scenes thanks to his accent that just fit his character so well

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– Those looking for a story will be disappointed
– If you’ve watched any of the trailers, you’ve probably gotten the gist of the film
– The action was fast and furious, making it easy to forget what was going on
– Some may find the shooting repetitive
– Most of the film takes place in one warehouse

Anything else?

This was an inventive, well-shot action comedy featuring a witty script elevated by great performances and the chemistry of its impressive cast. While those looking for anything of substance may be disappointed, there was still plenty of fun to be had during its relatively short running time.


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2 thoughts on “Free Fire (2017)

  1. I’ll be watching this because of Armie and Captain Marvel. Two eye candies in one movie. Grand. Who says movies aren’t watched primarily due to the actors. If there’s no substantive story, then watching those two won’t be so bad.

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