Guns Akimbo - 2019
Four Knights/Maze Pictures/Ingenious Media - 98 min.
DVD UPC/EAN # 9322225236684(NZ/AU); 031398316770(US); (Region 1)
Blu-ray UPC/EAN # 9322225236769(NZ/AU); 031398316800(US);
Principal Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, Milo Cawthorne, Mark Rowley, Racheal Ofari, Set Sjostrand, Rhys Darby, Colin Moy.
Writer: Jason Lei Howden; Director of Photography: Stefan Ciupek; Original Music: Enis Rotthoff; Editors: Luke Haigh, Zaz Montana; Production Design: Nick Bassett; Art Direction: Nick Connor, Hucky Hornberger, Gabriel Kearney; Set Decoration: Nane Cornelius, Gareth Edwards; Costume Design: Sarah Howden; Special Effects & Makeup: Sascha Kolmikow, Shay Lawrence, Anneka Rahner; Visual Effects: Alessandro Cioffi, Nikolas d'Andrade, Marco Nostadt, Sebastian Nozon, Eike Woichmann; Animatronic Effects Supervisor: John Nolan; Stunt Coordinator: Steve McQuilian; Producers: Tom Hern, Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter, Philipp Kreuzer, Jorg Schulze; Director: Jason Lei Howden
Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles soon finds himself caught up in the game and forced to fight in a battle to the death. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves. Aside from the fact that the basic premise is unbelievable, the effects are excellent, but the acting obviously plays to those that go for the genre.
Censor Rating: MA15 - Review rating: C+