The two good words I can say about this movie are Vinnie Jones. He'salways great. This story had potential, but it was not well thought outin its execution. As with the first movie, this is a story about a $3million bounty. The target is a government official. The assassins werenot well established as individuals. We see a small glimpse of how eachone assassinates, but not as much as the characters in the first movie.We see a safe area set up for the target and watch all of the assassinsarrive at the spot, all with $3 million on their minds. This movie didnot have the guts or the glory of the first movie. If there had notbeen Smokin' Aces, I would not have watched this. If you don't have topay too much to watch it, this movie is worth watching, but I would notbuy it.User: john jorg
I never write reviews, but i signed up at IMDb just so i can write onefor this movie. This movie is probably the worst that i have ever seenin my entire life. And I have seen a LOT of movies. I was hoping themovie would be like the first one in terms of direction and production,but i was mistaken. The director, producer, script writers and actorsall performed second rate, and you can tell. The acting was horrible,the lines all sounded too rehearsed The script was confusing, thewriters tried to pull it off as a sophisticated movie with twists andwhat not--but they failed. In all honesty the only reason i finishedthe movie was to see if it really was the worst movie i have ever seen.And it was. So don't waste your time with it.User: blindboyke
Where shall I start? The first movie was full of nice dialogues, a goodplot, nice characters,... All of those things are lost in this movie.
Smokin' Aces 2 is just such a crappy direct-to-DVD-release. 'What doyou say Sir? A plot?' Indeed, it's like they never even heard of it.
I am serious, the acting is horrible, CGI ain't looking good, no plot?I saw it after I was watching Sin City. So you come fromgreat-near-perfect to hmm-what-is-this!
The only 2 points I am giving is for the awesome rack that comes intoscreen. This is by far the worst movie seen in 2010. Feel free tocorrect me if I'm wrong but I wished this was a baby never born...Missed chance! 2/10
The fact that we have so many problems on this Earth already; likerecycling, global warming & such. These numb-skulls bring out a moviethat's a complete waste of time & plastic used to make DVDs. A personwith the I.Q of 1, would demand 91 minutes of their life back. It seemsto me the "Tremors" had way way way too much dialogue. The "LadyAssassin" was thankfully taken out quickly (should've died in theopening credits). All the script writers must have created this movieafter a bad taco night, where all they could think about is CRAPola. Inas much time it takes a person to take a dump, these idiots use thattime to make movie, that's somehow worth millions.
Basically this movie friggin sucks!!!
Here is a very brief review of the first movie (or at least what ithought of it) - Brilliant. Plenty of action, developed characters,good story line, nicely paced and well directed and acted.
Here is a very brief review of this movie - terrible.
Why you ask? Mainly because it has nothing that the original movie had.Admittedly this film doesn't have the budget that the original had, butthe way that it falls down could have been solved without furtherexpense. The characters aren't developed in any way. I can't reallyexplain this without adding spoilers, so i won't, but believe me, thereis no recognition of ANY of the "new" assassins background or any storybehind their assassination "style". Lazlo Soot (a returning character)isn't in any way as likable as in the original. His whole "human facemask" approach was very refreshing in the first film, but tired andused in this attempt. He adds very little in all. As for the Tremors?They just aren't the Tremors. Simple.
The action is average at best. Nothing special to report unfortunately.A lot of it just feels very rushed- cops get killed, one or twoassassins get killed, more cops get killed. Unfortunately it allhappens within 5 minutes, so there isn't even a chance for some of theassassins to even attempt getting to their target.
However, the story line does end out with a fairly OK twist, even if itis slightly far fetched. It gives reasoning behind the actions of theassassins and their "contracts". Not anything special though. So it'snot all too bad i guess.
In a nutshell, I would recommend that you just go watch the first oneagain. There's a reason as to why this release is straight-to-video.This is only my opinion though, so by all means, give it a try. Youmight end up liking it more than i did :)
I don't want to be rude by actually providing this film with a ratingand seeing that I haven't a choice I give it no more than a 1.
Smokin' Aces was in interesting film. It has a good premise that, eventhough it isn't remarkable or original made sense for the universe thatcontained it. A mob snitch is going under witness protection and alarge group of assassins are hired to exterminate him. He name is Buddy"Aces" Israel, hence the title "Smokin' Aces".
This film on the other hand ignores the fact that the first film evenexists at all and therefore, immediately the title "Smokin' Aces 2"doesn't make sense. That's the first reason behind this film's epicfailure. The next step in failing is that this was produced as atelefilm and was shot entirely with a digital camera. Not a very goodeither because with a digital format and not a enough lighting thefinal product is out of focus most of the time that the camera actuallymoves. That's just a technical aspect and during the last half an hourof the film it was out of focus during many parts and seemed to be shotwith 30 frames per second (fps); the proper way to shoot any movie thatcontains an actual budget is with 24fps.
The story here is that an FBI vete