Two movies titled Gun Shy enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch Antonio Banderas act with a “convincing” British accent — and Liam Neeson act in whatever accent he pleases — to determine which should be called Gun Shy.
The first movie is the latest from Simon West (Con Air, Tomb Raider ) who’s stuck making direct-to-demand movies starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko. In this movie, Antonio is an aging British rock star trying to save his wife, Olga, from kidnappers in Chile. Possibly the most entertaining thing about this movie is hearing Herman try to come up with the name of the band (Metal Assassin) which goes from funny, to uncomfortable, and back to funny again. But for a movie promising gun play, most of it was used metaphorically.
Our second mixes literal and figurative weapons. It also stars Liam Neeson as the best undercover detective having a nervous breakdown and Sandra Bullock as the lady he falls in love with. Robert incorrectly predicts Sandra Bullock was in his head the whole time, but both he and Herman are mildly entertained by the movie.
This one’s gonna be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Gun Shy? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White