Many years back, I remember reading a Roger Ebert review where he expressed his utter disdain for action films with climactic “warehouse shoot outs.” A great writer who clearly soured on genre fare as he got older, Ebert dismissed the film (the title of which fails me at the moment) outright. What he didn’t acknowledge is that only uninspired genre flicks produce run-of-the-mill gunplay. The best ones come up with unique and inventive ways to kill bad guys.
Case in point: Over on Vimeo, Burger Fiction has given us a highlight reel of cinema’s more unconventional tools of death and destruction. Not content with men shooting at each other from around corners, these filmmakers decided to give their heroes and villains something a little more creative. The end result is just as hilarious as it is devastating.
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Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.