Gun: Directed by Jessy Terrero. With 50 Cent, Val Kilmer, AnnaLynne McCord, James Remar. Angel is released from prison and is reunited with his friend Rich who helps him smuggle weapons in a gun-running ring. But Detroit police and the FBI have declared war on arms smuggling.
“Val Kilmer and 50 Cent have been cranking out a lot of direct to video gems these days. They did u0026quot;Streets of Bloodu0026quot;, which I actually really enjoyed, and then did u0026quot;Blood Outu0026quot;, which got worse. u0026quot;Gunu0026quot; seems to be the nail on the coffin in a strange relationship.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eVal Kilmer plays Angel (what kind of name is that for Val Kilmer?!), a man released from prison after taking the rap for his gun-running friend played by 50 Cent. Angel immediately goes back to his old ways, and helps 50u0026#39;s rising ring come to glory in battle-scarred Detroit, despite the efforts of a relentless detective (James Remar).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAn interesting plot that covers many bases, ie the gun-control problem in the U.S. (particularly Detroit) as well as the violence guns ultimately cause from their simple existence. I took u0026quot;Gunu0026quot; to be a film lightly promoting Gun Control, which is an admirable message from the filmu0026#39;s screenwriter 50 Cent.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe script is well-written, which is a definite plus. Several of the scenes are very compelling and concerning, especially those with James Remar and John Larroquette. But several other scenes seem thrown in, without any sort of analysis or reason for them being there. One such scene is where 50 tells Val of how guns killed both his parents as a child. The irony is something that I suppose is obvious, but itu0026#39;s not covered well in the film. The scene seems shaky, and doesnu0026#39;t represent all that it could, or is really supposed to.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting really lacks. Val Kilmer has put on weight, his eyes are lifeless, and his performance here seems forced. He seems to read his lines from a poster behind the camera. But 50 Cent is just awful here. Whatever acting talent briefly blossomed in Streets of Blood had gone under for this performance. I hope he gets better, because 50 has a lot of potential. Though James Remar really makes up for both of them, heu0026#39;s very good and turns in a great role. John Larroquette has a fantastic couple of scenes at the end, and by the end of the film heu0026#39;s the light at the end of the tunnel. Danny Trejo has a small cameo as well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Gunu0026quot; is a film with a lot of potential but few gears that get the machine moving. If youu0026#39;re willing to look past glaring errors and some wooden acting, you might enjoy it as much as I did.”