Average at Best
OK, I won't even compare this movie with the 'original,' as there
really is no connection between the two. Well, other than the one
assassin and the fact that the FBI is the main government agency
So, standing on its own, the best that could be said of 'Smokin' Aces
II - Assassins' Ball' is that it is mildly entertaining if you like
movies of this genre.
By that I mean lots of gunfire, blood, gore and a few hot women.
Otherwise, the script is weak, the plot weaker, and the acting...well,
it can barely be called acting.
By itself, 'Smokin' Aces II' rates four stars at best. You can save
yourself some money and wait until it hits the discount bins, you won't
be missing anything by doing so. But do pick it up when it gets marked
down, especially if you like these kind of brainless shoot-'em-up
lynne1980 watch Little Women movie
brilliant film..... just as good as the first one..... would recommend it !!!.
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loved it that much I'm watching it again .
Bad, But Not So Bad It's Good.
What an awful film, the whole concept was absurd. It's one of the
dumbest movies I've seen and the way they tried to dress it up as some
'Usual Suspects' style work of genius was laughable. Everything to do
with the four morons in the truck (especially the clowns) would ruin
any film and the plot was full of holes. Wilful suspension of disbelief
is one thing but this required suspension of all intelligence.
There are none of the big stars of the first movie. Vinnie Jones, who's
improving as an actor and I want to like, still cannot deliver a line
without sounding like he's reading it from a script for the first time
and Tom Berenger is clearly desperate to be accepted by Hollywood again
if he is taking parts like this. I bet he was very well behaved on set
Bizarrely though, this had one of the best last ten seconds of a movie
I've ever seen, which is all that stopped me giving it a rating of one
but by then the film was beyond redemption and it was wasted. If it had
been put on the end of a decent film it would have gone down as one of
the all time classic endings, it was that good an idea. Now it will
just be forgotten on the end of a bit of straight to DVD garbage, which
is nothing short of tragic..