Gunpowder Milkshake 2021 Movie Review
Gunpowder Milkshake is not a movie for the thinkers. It’s not a movie that will make you leave the theatre reflecting on what you just saw. The story isn’t inventive or impactful, the characters aren’t particularly interesting and the dialogue is generic. Or… to put it simply: the writing does not standout… at all.
However, if you know how to manage your expectations, you will have an absolute blast, because the movie gives us everything we could have wanted from an action-thriller. It’s stylish, beautiful, action-packed, violent and incredibly fun.
Director Navot Papushado and cinematographer Michael Seresin transform a generic script into a neon-filled blast, making smart uses of lighting, music, production design, make-up and color grading, creating the perfect atmosphere for such a videogamish movie. Scenarios such as the bowling alley and the library are also captivating, giving place to entertaining, expertly-choreographed, hyper-violent, creative action sequences… that unfortunately get worse as the movie progresses, but are pretty fun nonetheless.
In conclusion, Gunpowder Milkshake isn’t to be taken seriously. It’s fun, simple, violent, captivating and you will wish for more. It’s contrivances will certainly affect the more demanding watchers, but if you take the movie as seriously as the movie takes itself, you will have a great time at the theatre.