Space Cowboys minus the outer space plus a whole lot of guns (including the extra half hour the movie really doesn’t need).
Well, I was originally thinking it might be Sneakers with Guns. But Space Cowboys – outer space + guns = pretty fun, I think.
Doesn’t space cowboys – space + guns = cowboys?
Space + cowboys – space + guns != cowboys, since
Cowboys + guns = cowboys is false unless guns = cowboys – cowboys = zero.
Cowboys + guns = Boot Hill. Or Tombstone, depending.
That’s not a complete sentence. -5 points.
I can deal as long as there’s no halfway-mark “I have cancer and want to go to the Moon and this mission will only succeed if someone makes the ultimate sacrifice and please Dear Audience pretend the ending is a big surprise.”
The math doesn’t seem to work out for me. Don’t cowboys naturally have guns?
I don’t how you left out Ernest Borginine. That’s really the only important thing people need to know. 93 years old and he’s still got that million dollar smile!
While I second the enthusiasm for Ernest Borgnine, I would quibble with “the only important thing.” I think it’s at least moderately important that several of the aforementioned guns are being fired by Dame Helen Mirren.
Also, Warren Ellis has severe stagnation of t’ lungs, and his daughter needs to be maintained in the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed. So even if Space Cowboys – outer space + guns + Helen Mirren somehow doesn’t appeal to you, buy two tickets anyway.
Dame Helen Mirren packing heat is no match for Ernest Borgnine, but only because she’s twice my age and looks better in a bikini than I ever will have done, and I kind of resent that. Also, she failed to star in The Wild Bunch.
No semicolon shennanigans this time around; well done.
Eli? Uhm … yeah, you’ll wanna give this one a miss….
They go to the moon? Awesomely unexpected!
It’s true that like in Space Cowboys, a character nobly sacrifices himself, except it’s not really all that noble because they were going to die of cancer anyway, like, later that day.
But let’s not forget that this is possibly the best big-screen-adaptation-of-a-non-superhero-DC-comic-about-assassins-featuring-Morgan-Freeman-and-ending-in-“ED” since “Wanted”!
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