YMMV: Smokin' Aces

  • Contested Sequel
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: At the end, when Ryan Reynolds pulls the plug on the two mafia bosses and Clint Mansell's 'Dead Reckoning' kicks in.
    • Also in the sequel/prequel, Evanescence's 'Sweet Sacrifice plays during the bar shoot-out.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The exploding clowns in the prequel.
  • He Really Can Act: Ryan Reynolds, previously slammed by many for his acting in Van Wilder, Blade: Trinity and The Amityville Horror, pleasantly surprised many a moviegoer with his emotional performance, particularly during the final scenes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Acosta is a master assassin who's preferred weapon is a wrist-mounted, spring-loaded blade. He's also prone to conversations with his dying victims.
    • Chris Pine is going to be the next actor to play Tom Clancy's protagonist Jack Ryan. Ben Affleck was the most recent actor to take on the role before that. Suddenly the scene where Darwin (Pine) kills Dupree (Affleck) and works his face like a puppet so he can apologize for killing him takes on a whole new meaning.
  • Ho Yay: Acosta really likes to get close to his victims. Also, Sharice has unrequited love towards Georgia.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Israel.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Watch it with friends, and see if they can work out who's playing the leader of the Tremor Bros. (Hint: It's Captain Kirk!)
  • What an Idiot: Happens twice, with the pimply casino employee(see the quote on the main page), and then near the end when Director Locke doesn't leave a guard in with Israel and Sparazza(aka Heller).