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|Real American Heroes.|
|I don't think any of us are surprised.|
This movie gets the comedy tag because, while it is certainly an action movie, and there are heaping helpings of explosive violence, this movie was definitely also designed to be comedic. There are no attempts here to be realistic, and the violence is meant to provide a stark backdrop to or setup for the antics of the characters, rather than to be gritty or meaningful. This is simply feel good Bruce Willis ass-stomping, with a crazy hallucinating John Malkovich riding shotgun, strapped with explosives. For the most part the conflict that preoccupies Frank's mind throughout the movie isn't trying to find the people who want to kill him. He does that as a matter of course because it was his job and he was really good at it. His problem is that his black-ops life left him apparently zero time to develop the ability to talk to girls, and his relationship with his dream girl has started off pretty bad because he kidnapped her and left her tied up and gagged in his car. Frank Moses is simultaneously very skilled, and also terrifically awkward, and that combined with the interplay between mostly him and Malkovich really make the movie funny. As a action-comedy this movie succeeded for me in a big way.
|Shit doesn't end well for Richard Dreyfuss.|