We saw FREE FIRE this weekend, and it was a hoot!
For the most part I think this movie was fairly unheard of until its release, but me and Jamie had been waiting for its arrival! FREE FIRE is definitely something special, and something very different than the average shooter movie. First off, its more of a comedy than anything, but also has some fun action sequences. Personally I thought it had a similar feel to "Kingsman: The Secret Service", which is a great thing. More of an "indie" movie than I was expecting but I love indie movies so that wasn't a bother to me at all. Though slow at times, FREE FIRE keeps its pace with witty comments and hilarious gun fights, but does lag on a bit to long I think. Now, this didn't really bother me but my girlfriend pointed it out to me. It does drag on a bit to long for most movie goers I would say. The whole movie is one big gun fight, but not as you'd expect. Mostly its them crawling around on the ground, or grunting, or yelling, and sometimes someone shoots at each other. And honestly, to me that was brilliant, and it was hilarious. The slower parts are in between shooting, when they are crawling around and yelling at each other, but even then its still hilarious.
Brie Larson (Justine) is lovely as ever in this movie, funny, badass, and just gorgeous. She is definitely been one of my favorite actress' over the past couple years and seeing her in such a fun movie was just brilliant. A surprise for me was seeing Cillian Murphy (Chris), he was great! He was the standout performance for me, insanely entertaining. Armie Hammer (Ord) was also surprisingly good, never been a big fan of his but after watching this I'd be thrilled to see him as Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) in the DCEU.
Ben Wheatley (Director) has a great movie under his belt here and I am hoping for some great things from him.
Overall this movie is very fun and I would say its very original as well. Instantly became a classic for me and I hope it does for you too! I'm giving FREE FIRE a 8/10.
Hope you enjoyed my review of FREE FIRE, and if you haven't already don't forget to check out this weeks episode of the podcast!