The .50 Cal Scene, (And How To Properly Enjoy 'Smokin' Aces')
First off, I love love love this bloody show. (no pun intended) I gave it a nine outta ten and if I hear someone say "Smokin' Aces", even if it's a stranger, even if they're across the room, I can't help but at least say "LOVE that ****".
And yes, I understand, it's crappy, it's pulpy, it's gratuitous. It's got no meaning, my time would be better spent with Shawshank Redemption or Castaway, even a superhero movie, with it's back-of-the-cereal-box moral lessons would be a step up from this, I see this sentiment completely.
But people that say things like that, completely miss the point. Film, as an art and entertainment medium, is not welded or married to having a philosophical point or a deep meaning or eons of interpretive exploration, it's allowed to just be really, really ******* cool. Just like any other form of art, sometimes things are just made because they're absolutely awesome, and for all the hipsters and sprained-pinky connoisseurs reading this, it's not immature or unintelligent to admit that you enjoy this kinda stuff. I've seen all your Kubricks and your Hitchcocks and I gotta say, it's great stuff, but if all you ever watched was brain-straining social commentary and metaphorical allusionss like that, you'd get exhausted. Point I'm trying to make is holy crap Smokin' Aces was awesome, so was Death Proof and Planet Terror and Dead Alive and Death Race and Road Warrior and even Abraham Lincoln; Vampire Hunter. Why can't we all get off our high horses, sit back and enjoy?
That said, the .50 caliber sniper scene is just amazing. When she sees those agents come in and just starts ripping up that lobby? And people are getting tossed all over the place and there's debris and glass and guns all over the place? I re-wound and watched that like five times. Anyone else know some absolutely stand-out action sequences that stuck with them? Leave me a reply!