Smokin' Aces 4K Blu-ray Review & Comments

Mark Costello

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Jessica Noir

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Great and very fair review Mark. Like any film with a .50 cal gun in it, I was really hoping the scene where it goes off would be a great audio showcase so surprised to see it's rather underwhelming.

No mention of Smoking' Aces can go by without reminding everyone of one of the best teaser trailers ever.

 

Gambit1977

Well-known Member
Not a fan of Joe Carnahan. In fact I'd go as far as to say I think he's horrendous. Soulless shiny garbage that tries to lift from superior movies.
 

gunark

Active Member
This and Lucky Number Slevin were two films at the time that thought they were cleverer than the convoluted gun porn they really were. Less Lock Stock, more Revolver.
 

Jim Di Griz

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This and Lucky Number Slevin were two films at the time that thought they were cleverer than the convoluted gun porn they really were. Less Lock Stock, more Revolver.
Love the avatar! Mickey Disco!!!

I didn't like Lucky Number Slevin. And I HATED Shoot Em Up - that lasted about 20 minutes before I pressed Stop in disgust!
 

La Finta Nonna

Active Member
Great review Mark and having rewatched it recently agree with an 8 out of 10 The fifty calibre gun is immense and interesting to see Ryan Reynolds play it dead straight
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Always loved its OTT style but prefer Sleven over this . Truth be told I'm a sucker for this type of film as I love Free Fire that's also just pure gun porn .
 

Andy3105

Well-known Member
We really need a 4K of The Grey, that's a masterpiece and I think I'm right in saying that we haven't had a physical release of Narc which is magnificent by the way, since the original DVD....
 

FevreDream

Well-known Member
Saw it ages ago, on DVD I think. Can't remember much about it TBH. Safe to say it's not a movie that was on my 4K wish list, and still isn't.
 

mikemag

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The parts where they used a CG wolf in The Grey weren’t exactly cutting edge stuff in 2K, I can’t imagine an upscale will do it any favours.
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
Can't say i've ever noticed any bad effects in The Grey and I must have seen it half a dozen times.

Fun movie and one of LN's best.

How did we get from Smokin Aces to The Grey :rotfl::rotfl:

Can't remember much about Aces. Last saw in 2009.
 

Jim Di Griz

Distinguished Member
We really need a 4K of The Grey, that's a masterpiece and I think I'm right in saying that we haven't had a physical release of Narc which is magnificent by the way, since the original DVD....
I thought The Grey was pretty...ordinary to be honest. I'd much rather see A Walk Among the Tombstones for instance (if we are talking Neeson films)
 

doifeellucky

Standard Member
I saw this in the cinema after a few beers. When it later came out on dvd I switched it off after about 15 minutes. It’s surprising how an audience and alcohol can impact on your perception of quality. Thought the same about ‘Spies like us’. No alcohol that time.
 

richardsim7

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No wonder you thought the .50 cal was lacking, it's ~4dB lower than the Blu-Ray :eek:

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mb3195

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