Mark Kermode thinks it's a pile of shit, and he usually knows his stuff. Excluding his opinion on Borat...
I think I'll give it a miss.
__________________ Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
I liked "Smok'in Aces". I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, but in the end it was very Entertaining. For some reason, the 'over-the-top' characters worked. The movie was not unlike a graphic comic novel brought to the screen. Some people might not like it because of this, but you cannot please everyone.
There was some smart foreshadowing, which gave clues for the end surprise. Well, I saw them and figured out about half of the surprise. I was also surprised by the emotional elements brought into the movie. Grief and betrayal were common themes for more than one character.
It was the best work to date for Ryan Reynonds, who should have gotten a higher billing on this movie. It might give him a chance for better roles in the future. He has come a long way from Two men and a Girl and "Van Wilder".
Over all, I give it a thumb's up.
Warning: if you do not like blood and over-the-top violence then don't go see it.
This film was good. Have to agree with sank, it was alot like a graphic comic book being brought to life. This film was good though not as good as the Boondock Saints, Snatch, or LSATSB. Best performances were Jeremy Pivens, Ben Aflecks(surprisingly), and I don't remember their names but the guys who played the Tremor Brothers, oh man those guys were hilarious.
__________________ From the b***s of Hancock's junior's to the shores of misery, we will curse our country's leaders cross the stars on land and sea, first to fight the distant corporate wars, spill our blood for a sheaf of green, we will do or die, we ask not why cuz we're colonial marines!