Trailer is R-rated and contains R-rated language:
Looks like gun people will have some eye candy on the silver screen this month with the release of Free Fire, a film being billed as an action comedy starring Brie Larson.
While there have been a few special screenings of what looks to be a light version of a Tarantino-esque 90s film, its release has been delayed until April 21.
From the trailer, we know the movie is set in Boston in 1978 and centers on a meeting between two gangs in a deserted warehouse. The order of the day is a large arms deal, but things get heated and then a Mexican-standoff type situation develops where everybody is armed and facing off in relatively confined areas.
It looks to have a bunch of witty dialog, plus a stellar cast in addition to Larson, including Same Riley, Cillian Murphy, and Armie Hammer, whose military thriller Mine hits theaters today. Plus, the time period should make for some interesting firearms thrown into the mix.
Here’s what we can see from the trailer:
It seems the deal starts to go sour when one gang opens a crate and sees that the rifles inside aren’t the M16s they wanted.
The rifles are instead a variant of the Beretta AR-70/223, with a folding buttstock and shortened barrel dubbed the SC-70/223. Beretta began developing a new assault rifle in 1968 based on the 5.56/.223 cartridge, which had been adopted by the U.S. armed forces along with the M16 rifle.
The AR-70/223 was released in 1972 and was subsequently adopted by the Italian special forces and several other armies around the world.
In 1985 Beretta upgraded the rifle to the AR-70/90 assault rifle, which is the current general-issue service rifle in the Italian army and both the 70/223 and 70/90 are made in semi-automatic civilian versions.
After the deal goes south, everybody seems to scatter and grab whatever gun they can. We see Hammer as Ord with one of the SC-70/223 rifles, one gang member with a Browning Hi-Power pistol taking cover, and at least one gang member with what looks to be a Colt 1911 Series 70 pistol.
Justine (Larson) is seen taking cover with a Taurus Model 85 revolver with a nickel finish chambered in .38 special. We then see her aim and fire the SA/DA snub-nose. Externally, the Model 85 is similar to Smith & Wesson revolvers of the same frame size, but its internals are significantly different, and the Brazilian-made Model 85 is far cheaper.
We see the hand of someone in a gold jacket holding another snubbie, this one a Smith & Wesson Model 36, also chambered in .38 Special.
We also Mark Monero as Jimmy aiming a full-size M1 Garand at the camera, indicating that there are more guns at play in the warehouse than the Berettas in the crates and the handguns everyone has on them.
We also see a few characters wielding M1 Carbines, so there might be a crate of those that gets cracked open too.
While the plot is fuzzy enough to be intriguing, Free Fall promises to be a shoot-em-up good time that doesn’t take itself too seriously, possibly harkening back to the action flicks of the 90s. We’ll find out when it finally hits theaters on April 21.