Mean Guns

MEAN GUNS Christopher Lambert, Ice-T (1997, Trimark, R, $96.99) Lock a crowd of ruthless killers in an empty prison, give them guns and aluminum baseball bats, promise $10 million to the last three standing, and voila: wall-to-wall ultraviolence. Direct-to-video auteur Albert Pyun (Dollman, Nemesis) is a past master, yet this time he blows the assignment. Pyun lets chaos reign during the big shoot-outs, montages of flashy action poses that often leave you wondering who’s shooting whom. Between eruptions there’s enough cat-and-mouse downtime to ponder the killers’ existential emptiness, and how utterly inane it all is. D

Mean Guns
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