Home Entertainment Review: Gun Akimbo (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

Gun Akimbo reminds us to be careful who we troll on the internet because you’re never aware of its repercussions.  Miles Harris is an ordinary computer programmer, who gets his […]

Gun Akimbo reminds us to be careful who we troll on the internet because you’re never aware of its repercussions. 

Miles Harris is an ordinary computer programmer, who gets his kicks trolling trolls on the internet. One night Miles stumbles upon the site Skizm. Skizm is website that pits people against each other to the death. Miles ends up attacking some trolls on Skizm which leads him to be noticed by the site’s owner. When Miles ignores multiple warnings from the owner, there is a knock at the door. The owners have Skizm have tracked Miles down, knock him out and kidnap him. When Miles awakens he finds 2 guns bolted and nailed to his hands. He is then forced into Skizm’s game and to fight for his life. Miles has no choice to play the game in order to stay alive.

When I saw the trailer for Guns Akimbo, I thought it looked it looked bonkers, and after watching it, it was totally bonkers. I seriously don’t mean that in a bad way. The entire movie was just so insane. 

I have to admit the plot was very thin, but this is the type of movie you just take your brain out and just enjoy. What I really liked was the fight choreography. Some of it reminded me of the gun-fu you see in John Woo films or in Equilibrium. Just extremely well done, violence and fun. I do like that the gore was really to a minimum. Never a fan of that.

Daniel Radcliffe goes a great job as the meek Miles. Radcliffe shows both great comedic timing and action timing. I have to admit, for some reason in this film he really reminded me of Elijah Wood. I’m not sure why, but it’ll come to me.

Samara Weaving plays Miles’s opponent Nix. Samara’s portrayal of Nix wasn’t bad, but the as much background the filmmakers tried to put in her, it didn’t work. She’s very 2 dimensional, but none the lest a great comic foil for Miles.

Bottom line Guns Akimbo is no Oscar nomination. It’s over the top, action-packed, and silly. But I will tell you this, it’s really enjoyable, especially when you really don’t want to think too hard about things these days.

Many thanks to Lionsgate for allow me to check this out!

Gun Akimbo is available now on digital download, DVD, and Blu-Ray. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.