Free Fire: Blu-ray Review










The Movie:

Justine (Brie Larson) is a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arrange a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gunrunner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on battle royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.

There are times when I just feel like sitting back to watch a movie that is entertaining and doesn’t require me to think too much. Free Fire falls right in that spot for me. I’m not by any means saying that it’s a “simple” film but the premise and setting are stationary so that makes it less of a spectacle kind of movie and much more digestible. I loved the film because it basically drops you right in to everything with little to no explanation. That was a great aspect but it does cause a little bit of problems because certain people may not get various character backstory that are otherwise implied. Basically if you miss the small hints here and there then it’s one part of the character that you may just not get. Other than that I thought it was a non stop shootout that was exciting, funny and action packed which is a mix that’s difficult to get just right. It was pretty exciting to see Larson hold her own and stand toe to toe with the other male actors. Copley is a fantastic character actor to watch and seeing him in another eccentric roll was a treat to watch on screen. As I’ve said in a previous review, I wasn’t really a fan of Hammer and the characters he usually plays but recently I’ve had a newfound appreciation for his work and his role in this film was super entertaining. He has a calm snark to him that fits this movie perfectly. Murphy is awesome in everything he’s in and he’s another example of a classic character actor. If you’re looking for a fun “shoot em up” kind of movie then you’ll want to go out and pick this up for sure. It’s not the best out there but it’ll definitely keep you entertained. 7/10

Special Features:

The Making of Free Fire – A typical Behind The Scenes feature that include interviews with the cast and crew.

Audio Commentary with Director Ben Wheatley

Free Fire is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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