Review – Bring Me The Head of the Machine Gun Woman
All the way through this movie, I was trying to work out how to describe it, and the only words I could come up with were ‘savage romp’. It really is.
A young, unassuming guy who plays too many video games, works as a DJ at a local club and has a few sketchy friends gets sucked into a crazy world when he accidentally overhears a conversation between two gangsters, one of whom wants to get his hands on the infamous Machine Gun Woman.
In order to avoid being killed, he pledges to bring the Machine Gun Woman, dead or alive, to the men. They agree, and give him twenty-four hours to complete the task. He sets it up like a video game, with a set of missions that must be accomplished in order to deliever the woman to the people who want to kill her.
But of course, it’s never as simple as all that, and along the way our unlikely hero finds himself falling for this enigmatic lady. After all, who wouldn’t fall for a scantily-clad, deadly woman wielding a massive shooter?
The storyline isn’t exactly inspired, but then that’s not really the point of this film. It is, like I said before, a savage romp. Probably more savage than you’ve seen in quite a while. There was one point when even I cringed a bit, and I am definitely not faint of heart.
It sort of reminded me of Spun, but for violence junkies rather than… well, the other kind. If you’re into bloodbaths, it’s a classic and a must-see. Grab a few beers and kick back on the sofa with other non-squeamish folk and you’ll have a great time. Just don’t watch it with the family.
Bring Me The Head of the Machine Gun Woman opens in selected cinemas on the 27th of September and is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from the 7th of October.
5/10 – A savage bloodbath with no storyline but a satisfying level of gore
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