Operation: Endgame Movie Review

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Getting a Blu-Ray in the mail that features a cover with Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) all holding guns, plus Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Bob Odenkirk’s (Mr. Show) names on it as well, how could I not watch this immediately?  Having never heard of it before and pressing play without reading the description on the box or anything, I sat down and took it in.

Operation: Endgame falls somewhere between Clue and Reservoir Dogs with a hint of Wanted.  The boss of a top-secret assassin organization is murdered in their underground headquarters, which sets off Operation: Endgame, leaving two rival teams of killers trapped in the bunker with a short amount of time to find out who did it and how to escape before the place blows up.  The ‘employees’ are all code-named after Tarot cards and crack wise as they pick each other off one by one, creatively using anything they can find in their office, since all their weapons are checked into lockers before they’re allowed to enter.

Without giving up too much, there are some cool kills involving shredders, paper cutters and even bookends.  All of the action is watched via surveillance cameras by two security guards who act as a sort of a bumbling play-by-play team with weak stomachs.  Operation: Endgame is a fun watch, especially for those who like their action with a dash of comedy.


Out in select theaters on July 16th and on DVD & Blu-Ray July 27.