A contract killer who makes his way through tons of opponents in neon lights? The John Wick films are among them style-defining films of action cinema the past decade. Keanu Reeves has had four adventures in the title role. However, he is not the only one who moves in such dark action worlds.
In recent years, many studios have tried to create their own John Wick – but in most cases the results have not been convincing. From Terminal to Kate: One of the biggest disappointments is called Gunpowder Milkshake and is celebrating its free TV premiere on ProSieben this evening.
Free TV premiere of Gunpowder Milkshake: Unfortunately only a weak imitation of John Wick
Gunpowder Milkshake is about the hitman Sam (Karen Gillan), who is very knowledgeable in her field. Her adoptive father Nathan (Paul Giamatti) runs a sought-after company in the industry. Her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey) is a legend when it comes to To bring people around the corner. But then everything goes wrong.
You can watch the trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake here:
Gunpowder Milkshake – Trailer (German) HD
Similar to John Wick, the professionals quickly find themselves in the crosshairs of other cold-blooded killers. What follows is an almost two-hour action excess that, above all,… stylish images and plan sequences want to convince. But the problem with Gunpowder Milkshake is that there is hardly anything beneath the surface.
The film consists only of weak poses and an attempted cool production – with the casualness and at the same time toughness of John Wick she lacks any trace, as well as the sophisticated and thrilling action. In Gunpowder Milkshake it just rumbles to cover up the convoluted script.
It’s a shame, especially in view of this great cast. In addition to Game of Thrones star Lena Heady and Karen Gillan, known from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, names such as Carla Gugino (Sucker Punch), Michelle Yeoh (Tiger & Dragon) and Angela Bassett (Black Panther) meet. So much would have been possible here.
Gunpowder Milkshake was a flop at the box office. Just a million US dollars The film was able to gross $30 million on a budget of $30 million – but it was also released in theaters during the pandemic. The exploitation on Netflix in the USA was, among other things, more successful, which is why the film received a sequel despite all the defeats.
John Wick clone: When is Gunpowder Milkshake on TV?
Gunpowder Milkshake runs November 1, 2023 at 10:45 p.m. on ProSieben. The broadcast lasts until 1:00 a.m. and is repeated on the night of Friday to Saturday at 12:25 a.m. Alternatively, you can watch the film on streaming services such as Amazon and Apple with various purchase and rental options.
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