Killing Gunther (2017)


“[after Gunther escapes on a chopper] He got to the chopper. ” – Blake

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 May 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A group of professional hitmen get together and make a documentary about how they plan to assassinate the most notorious hitman.

My Take on it – In my quest to watch all of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films, I knew that eventually I would get to some terrible ones and this is (so far) the worst that I’ve seen.

The plot of this movie is nonsensical and despite this presuming to be a comedy, nothing is at all funny.

The jokes all fall flat and even the comedians featured here, don’t manage to do anything funny.

This most surprising thing about this film is the fact that it has quite a talented cast, but none of them are given good enough material for them to shine in any way, shape or form.

It’s even very difficult watching Arnie in this one because despite only being in a few scenes, it’s excruciating watching him try to be funny.

This film does have one bright spot (and its a small one, but still counts) and that’s the fact that in the dialogue, Arnie has a number of throwback lines identical to some of his 80’s film characters. (See Trivia below).

Those scenes aren’t necessarily essential reasons to watch this, but they at least give this film something to look forward to.

Even the documentary feel of the film doesn’t manage to save it at all.

This is a film that should only be watched by die hard fans of Arnie who want to view his entire filmography, all others should probably stay far, far away.

Bottom Line – Terrible, terrible film. The plot is nonsensical and nothing is funny in the least. The talented cast is wasted here and Arnie is excruciating in the few scenes he appears in. The one bright spot (and it’s a small one) is the fact that Arnie has throwback lines to his famous films from the 80’s (see Trivia below), but even that’s a stretch here. Skip this one!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the film’s dialogue, Arnold Schwarzenegger recites lines (almost word-for-word) from a few of his famous movies made throughout his career, including The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987), and The Terminator (1984). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (1/10)

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