Gun Shy

Henry, nicknamed the Devil — a rock star with all the consequences. However, his glory days are in the past and now the only thing he can do — is to lie and drink beer. One day he goes on vacation in Chile, and local pirates from hopelessness kidnap his beautiful wife and ask for ransom of $ 1 million. For Henry to repay the money as tip to the waiter. He is going to go to the Bank, as it interferes with the local Consul, who only wants to raise to quickly go out of backward countries, so it is as a terrorist act. Now Henry will have to make decisions and figure out how to deceive the Consul and rescue his wife.

Director:
  • Simon West

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-09-08
IMDb icon 4.1/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:32m
reviews
Aline Penny
30 July 2019 | 12:53

Debut film directed by Simon West made many fans of the suspense action Thriller believe in the regiment of the worthy representatives of the genre arrived, because the first work in the full meter from the West was "con Air" (1997), which up to still honor of Amateur fighters. Next film West military detective "General's daughter" (1999) was passed a few cool, but all thought it was just an unfortunate mistake and West in two years was invited to direct the first adaptation of the cult game "Lara Croft: tomb raider" with shining then Angelina Jolie. But many were in disbelief, but instead of adrenaline-fueled spectacle some kind of attraction for children and young people. And as a consequence on the talent and professional qualities of the West all wondered. And if "the Mechanic" (2010) with"the Expendables 2" (2012) allowed the Director to stay on floats, I "the Medallion" (2012) and"Crazy card" (2014) was sent West in the cohort of vtororazrjadnikov. And at last date work — the action Comedy "Inveterate macho" (2017) — if you come from the average score on KP was the worst in the career West. But is on it will be discussed.

The main role claimed by Antonio Banderas. Of course, that it is known to the world actor, but in recent times, as and Simon West, hot Spaniard failed in cinematic terms. After divorce with Melanie Griffith, Antonio moved to work sometimes published at three or four films with his participation, but as they often leaves much to be desired: "the Guard" (2016), "Vow of silence" (2017), "the watchdog" (2017) may serve as illustrative examples of the decline of selection of movies starred Banderas. Fortunately, that "the godfather" in movies actor European classic Pedro Almodovar is not forget his "godson" and invited Antonio in his new film "Pain and glory" (2019), which is already have earned a lot of flattering words and positive critical reviews. But in any case the return of Banderas with paintings of class "Desperate" can only dream about. And in "Otpadom macho" in the Spaniard damped the role of a rock star who indulges in rest and has an obvious problem with alcohol. But once he beloved Chilean bandits kidnap with ransom. Hero Banderas is willing to pay, but its way stands ambitious ambitious of the FBI the game begins at distillation...

Sweetheart of the character Antonio Banderas played by Olga Kurylenko. It's amazing how this former model manages to star and in an apparent botched movie (just an example is the "Inveterate macho"), and the real classics ("Two in the universe" (2015) directed by Giuseppe Tornatore), and in the mainstream ("Agent johnny inglish 3,0" (2018)). In "Otpadom macho" nothing to say about the game born in the resort town of Berdyansk, so himself film does not had to outstanding performance where the characters are written very superficially, many taken from clichés and stereotypes, for example, even the same alcoholism rockers. With the other side is so banal plot correspond to the easy genre Comedy Thriller, but at the same time to laugh there is unlikely to be one of the audience, and the scene with the slalom ride on suitcase is not laughter, and confusion about the illogical events and outright tomfoolery (if it is not abusive to adhere to Russian). Probably the best that is in "Otpadom macho" — it is a small duration, lasting just over one and a half hours.

And if too deep to dig into "Otpadom macho" and try to find positive moments, then to him, though with great reserve, can be attributed to the very game Antonio Banderas. Yes, he looks like all of rock music imagine a typical musicians, we have a bandana on my "black leather jackets" and with a perpetual fume, and also exaggerated ego. But with so many templates Banderas managed to create a good character moments, not even has caused Frank irritation. But when he appeared pair Olga Kurylenko, the in the eyes could even read a sincere love for your friend. But we know that the talent of Banderas and is distributed on a more complex, multi-layered, deep dramatic roles, but in "Otpadom macho" he is strictly adhered to the prescribed character and a feeling not particularly sought. It is returning to the classic Banderas in"Desperado", on this time of the actor is not went crazy musician and the image turned out a highly schematic, without raisins, Yes, and funny (it's Comedy!) it is unlikely to someone seems.

In General, even ardent fans of Antonio Banderas or Olga Kurylenko can be postponed "Inveterate macho" in the far drawer and to get the film out when it is nothing is that view. &Nbsp;sorry from this promising Director Simon West in the end result is the usual representative of the "beshen" movie, working with the stars, whose career had stubbornly and irrevocably going down the slope.

4 of 10

Jerrylee Andriette
07 April 2018 | 03:50

Ah, the premise of "Inveterate macho" sounds great for a Hollywood Comedy: a spoiled former supermodel kidnapped by pirates and her hubby, who is at all this is a real rocker on retirement, forced to sober up and save his beloved from the hands of evildoers. In the hands of Edgar Wright or any other ingenious Director, able to pay enough attention to detail, this really would make a damn funny sight. "Inveterate macho" in the form which it exists now, is far from fun works. A project by Simon West squanders a killer Comedy installation, in rare cases, is able to attract a couple of interesting scenes, but the result looks like a failure.

Simon West, responsible for good fighters like a sequel to "the Expendables" and"Mechanics", on my opinion, has gone too far with this project. "Inveterate macho" dived into side outright cartoonish stupidity and hopes to that this can be a kind of version of "Desperado", in which the hero went to retire, is destroyed with each successive stage. For some reason the evil pirates, who took the prisoner by the wife of the hero, are the most developed characters in the film. At least have the motivation. What as for the other characters and the story itself, then they are stupid, and the script really painful messy. Attempts to make all confusing to dramatically shrink in the direction of absurdist Comedy has led to the weakness of the comedic elements and simply the stupidity of the narrative.

Jokes are constructed in such a way that the writers, according to all tried to mold them without reference to any particular situation. Here there are obvious jokes, like jokes in allosexual theme, a few awkward phrases about Facebook, and pinnacle — scene a poisonous snake, biting sex organ of the protagonist. I think in any case, in many other films like this was implemented much better. All, however, is not means "Inveterate macho" failed completely with the point of view of Comedy. Here are a couple of scenes over which you can giggle, but in General they still leave confused.

For its part, starring Antonio Banderas seems to have a good time. He fully obeyed their inner stupidity and even somewhat attractive. This, of course, not his stellar performance, but he was supposed to be here as he looked. Auxiliary the cast is slightly different, although the characters range from the unbearable (sorry, we are talking about Olga Kurylenko) to annoying. The latter is characterized by a mercenary in the execution of Martin Dingle wall.

It says that "Inveterate macho" unlikely deserves time, even those spectators, follow the career of Banderas. This, of course, not a complete failure, but the film is definitely below average. It is easy to see missed opportunities, because, again, the background came out very good for the concept, but the implementation leaves much to be desired. Puzzling and unattractive "Inveterate macho" makes you think about the career of Antonio Banderas already seriously.

3 of the 10

faq
How long is Gun Shy?
2h 12m
Who is the director of the movie Gun Shy?
This tv-show was directed by Simon West.
What is the genre of Gun Shy?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Adventure, Comedy.
Who starred in Gun Shy?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Cura, Mark Valley, Aisling Loftus.
What is Gun Shy IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 4.1.
When was Gun Shy released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-09-08.