Short Review: Mean Guns.

Premise: A gangster places roughly 100 people who have messed with "The Syndicate" in an new, unopened prison to kill each other off so that only 3 people will survive for a prize of 10 million dollars.

Starring: Ice-T, Christopher Lambert, Yuji Okumoto, Thom Mathews, Tina Cote, and Deborah Van Valkenburgh.

My Reaction: It's totally a Battle Royale rip-off, but there are hundreds of them out there. How is this movie not a cult classic? It is so completely awful that it's bizarrely entertaining. Ice-T is ridiculous. Christopher Lambert is insanely over-the-top, yet totally cool. I was rooting for the characters of Hoss and Crow (played by Yuji Okumoto and Thom Mathews respectively) the whole time, because they were so hilarious. The editing and overall style of the movie is incredibly annoying, yet somehow endearing in its crappiness. The entire soundtrack consists of mambo music, which is totally strange considering the violence. The acting is silly, the violence is absurd, and there are random, though rare, bits of dialogue that would make Tarantino proud. Oh, and there are a couple moments I swear The Matrix ripped off, action-wise. Not bullet time or anything, but there are a couple moves that look almost exact, only this movie came out first. Anyway, I can't explain how awful(-ly) entertaining this movie is. It's just one of those to check out if you haven't.

I Am McLovin!

(P.S. This rating is kind of a mix between quality and entertainment.)

1 comment:

  1. Mean Guns came before Battle Royale, so I guess you can say Battle Royale is a Mean Guns rip-off, but not the other way around, just FYI.

    I didn't enjoy either movie anyway, these movies aren't for me. But I do agree Mean Guns was definitely a cult classic, especially the Mambo music that just appears out of nowhere.


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