in hollywood filsm you either get sharp shooters who never miss a single target or they never get hit. and they either get away scott free in a hail of bullets without a scratch or they're instantly dead. none of these impossible and ridiculous things happen in freefire. none of them can shoot and everyone gets hit and they just keep on going. much more ridiculous and very very funny as a result
Des personnages juste assez stéréotypés et excentriques pour qu'on s'y attache malgré leur manque de développement et de profondeur narrative. Des personnages qui rampent sans arrêt, des balles perdues qui finissent leur course dans un bras ou dans une jambe: le tout arrive si souvent que ça en devient un running gag. Un exercise de style divertissant, résolument cool qui aurait mérité une géographie plus précise.
FREE FIRE has an interesting premise. I loved the way director Ben Wheatley use the minimalist setting to make a thrilling movie. The humor maybe doesn't work for me a little bit. But yeah, I still have a few laughs while watching FREE FIRE. The storyline maybe offered nothing new. But FREE FIRE still keeps me intrigued. Thanks to its spectacular performances by its excellent cast. I'm gonna watch this movie again...
When I first started making little movies of my own, all I wanted to do was stage ridiculous, silly shootouts. The joyous, boyish, oh-well-fuck-it-then energy of "Free Fire" had me thinking fondly of my teens, equipped with a camcorder, After Effects, air-compressed squibs and plenty of air-soft guns. The characters are huge, the dialogue is snappy, and at a taut, fat-free 91 minutes, it makes the most of its set-up.
A sort-of original mash-up of wholly unoriginal elements. Points for the all-star cast, the offbeat tone, and the John Denver. Points removed for somehow creating a confusing geography in a single room, and the predictability of everything. Plays out like Quentin Tarantino directed the sniper standoff in Enemy At The Gates. Ben Wheatley is always interesting, but could've done better.
Wheatly, one of those filmmakers whose ideas I usually like but who often seem to underwhelm. A shootout movie set in a single location should have a better command of camera to avoid the "wait! who's that? what happened?!" moments. But the thing I feel the most sorry for is the lack of the comedic bite, the black variety of course. It seems to teeter on wanting to be as absurd and black but fails to succeed.