One of the best things that Guns Akimbo has going for it outside of Samara Weaving playing an absolute badass is that this movie’s message is very much built on not being a dick online.
Guns Akimbo was a blast to watch at midnight during Fantastic Fest. It’s one of those midnight movies that is best enjoyed with pizza and plenty of beer. The first trailer does a great job of illustrating the over-the-top insane action it has going on throughout.
The synopsis goes like this:
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.
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Guns Akimbo hits theaters March 5.