If you would have told someone that Daniel Radcliffe would go one to have one of the strangest, most perplexing and utterly wonderful careers of an actor his age, after Harry Potter, they may have laughed at you. And yet, here we are. Most people couldn’t imagine anything weirder than “the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse movie” (hi, Swiss Army Man). Then comes Guns Akimbo. Otherwise known as “that movie where Daniel Radcliffe has guns literally bolted onto his hands”. Really, lets try to get that one circulating, because it’s the easiest way to describe the film. Also Samara Weaving is here, totally off her rocker. Check out the trailer below.
As we’re sticklers here and keep traditions going, you get a trailer, you get an official synopsis. This one is a bit in-depth though:
“Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.“
Guns Akimbo won’t be for everyone, as evidenced by the footage. Fans of Crank and Deathgasm (whose director, Jason Lei Howden, made this) this will be up your alley. A hyperkinetic, drug-addled, neon-infused, super violent, video game obsessed trip, it’s hard not to recommend people at least give it a shot. While it decidedly looses steam towards the end, there are a number of gags and elements that absolutely work. Samara Weaving turns in a performance equally as gleeful as the one she did in Ready Or Not, but with a lot more cocaine. No joking here. It’s difficult to fully stress how much cocaine is here. Rhys Darby shows up. People die horrifically. Laughs are had. Plus, Daniel Radcliffe is having the time of his life, while almost dying at every turn. Guns Akimbo is set to decimate limited theaters and presumably VOD on February 28.