Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
John Gallagher Jr.,
Do the Boob
Written by John Felice
Published by Bug Music Ltd (GB), a BMG Company (c) 1977
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Performed by The Real Kids
Licensed courtesy of Norton Records See more »
In 1970s Boston a contingent of IRA men schedule a meeting with arms
sellers in a derelict factory only to become embroiled in an argument
that finishes in a shoot-out
One constantly thinks that director Ben Wheatley is on the brink of
great things. With FREE FIRE you might have thought he'd hit the
international target. Set in America ( Though amazingly it's shot in
Brighton. England ) and classed as a blackly comical thriller in the
style of Tarantino you'd have thought it might have done better at the
box office but fails slightly on two levels
Firstly Tarantino is a brand name and unless your name is Quentin
Tarantino it's a mistake with hindsight to emulate this style of film
making because you're just going to slip in to parody. In fact even
Tarantino parodies Quentin Tarantino these days with very mediocre
results. You want to pitch a film ? Then please don't use the initials
!!!! SUGGESTIVE SPOILERS !!!!
Secondly there's very little story at all . I was very surprised as to
how soon things kicked off. I was expecting an hour of insults and plot
turns involving double cross and triple cross followed by lots of
shooting. The reality is more than two thirds of the run time is taken
up by the gun battle which intermittently stops for characters to throw
insults at one another before reloading again. The fact that so many of
the characters get shot multiple times and they continue to shout
insults does become both boring too incredible to be taken seriously ,
so much so that's it's a surprise when anyone is shot dead
That said FREE FIRE isn't really a film to take seriously . You might
enjoy with a bag of pop corn and will probably enjoy it more round lads
flats with a six pack which might explain why it has underperformed at
the box office. One might have also expected more when one of the
executive producers is Martin Scorsese
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