Blu ray screencaps of Shoot Em' Up.
Shoot Em' Up is a stylish film, well paced and exciting with some fab camerawork, it reminded me a little of a Bond movie and it made me think that perhaps this is what an R rated Bond film would look like.
Clive Owen plays Mr Smith, he witnesses a pregnant woman being chased by a gunman so reluctantly decides to help, other gunmen arrive on the scene and during a frantic shootout he delivers the baby but the woman is killed, Smith decides to rescue the newborn baby and he then goes on the run, along the way he gets aided by Donna. ( Monica Bellucci ) Smith must try and find out why the hitmen are after the baby and who Hertz is. ( Paul Giamatti )
Featuring enough action to satisfy even the most demanding of fans this film moves at such a pace that you are never bored, it has blood and violence that some may consider over the top but it's done with such style that you can forgive any script defiencies, truly an enjoyable film and the cast all seem to be enjoying themselves. As the baddie, Paul Giamatti gets to chew up the scenery and revels in it.
The love scene between Mr Owen and Miss Bellucci takes place during a shootout and is funny and exciting at the same time, it's not often you see characters having sex take part in a shootout, i recall Desperado having a scene like that but the characters were not having sex during the shootout.
My BD impressions of this disc is that the image quality is superb, i spotted no issues which took me out of the movie, a nice layer of film grain was present and the picture was sharp, detailed and film like.
The sound mix was also excellent, when the bullets start flying you are transported into the thick of the action and there is nice directionality as sounds pan from the front to centre to rear and at all times i found speech through the centre channel to be clear and easy to understand, the subwoofer also kicked in loud and deep and the bass could be felt in the room, i was thoroughly engaged by this soundtrack and feel it's a strong and exciting mix.
This movie might be a bit much for some tastes, it's not subtle but i enjoyed every second of it and if action films are your cup of tea then i recommend this film.
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