Just seen Free Fire recently, and well, it’s a low-budget British action-comedy film that starred Brie Larson and Armie Hammer — and which actually didn’t do well at the box office.
Is it because it’s ‘low-budget’? Well, budget could speak a lot about location settings, so does costumes and equipments used in filming among others — but the foundation is in the script. If the script is flexible enough and open to commercialization (without doing harm to the original story) then of course, it would be best to increase your budget for the box office.
Anyway, let’s first check out the movie trailer..
The Synopsis. Justine brokers a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who intend to sell them a stash of guns. But when shots fire during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.
The synopsis sounds good. Yes? Yes! But more than casting mostly international unknowns, the single location and dialogues made it kinda boring. Yeah. While to some the story may be funny, it’s in fact too ordinary — and having like all 13 of them get hit (as a result of a melee??) by gun shots contributed to boredom. Well, movie-goers are open to life’s reality as in not having matrix-like reflexes, then again the movie is not a slapstick either yet it’s like everyone is not so smart here. Does that then make it funny?
Perhaps that was also why it didn’t do well at the box office.
In the end, the movie only showed that when money is involved, friendships and relationships would likely bear the brunt of its negativity — instead of an understanding that life is temporary.
And it truly is.