Monday, September 05, 2011

The Tremor Brothers From The Movie Smokin Aces

The Tremor Brothers are the ultimate hit men, providing the kind of over the top violence rarely seen in mob movies. In Joe Carnahan’s 2007 film, Smokin’ Aces, the Tremor Brothers, Darwin, Jeeves and Lester Tremor, played by Chris Pine, Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling, respectively bring both humor and gore to the big screen. Darwin, Jeeves and Lester Tremor go after their hits with not just guns for the clean kill, but with whatever might be handy to generate a full blown bloodbath.
As a main source of comic relief in Smokin’ Aces, the Tremor Brothers show up attired in goggles, pads and chains, armed with not only automatic weapons, but also chainsaws. These guys look like they should be on Illinois SNAP food stamps Many critics have called the Tremor Brothers the highlight of the film. They’re called Neo-Nazi rednecks, but seem almost like something out of a post-apocalyptic world. While one may feel a wee bit guilty laughing as they mark off body counts, make jokes, and play with the corpses, it is nonetheless a good bit of the comedy in Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces.

Regardless of what you think of the film as a whole, the Tremor Brothers are a triad not soon forgotten. From their goggles (prevention of blood spatter, perhaps?) to their chainsaws, they bring a post modern humor to the world of the mob managed casino. Amoral, almost embarrassing, and highly entertained by butchery, the Tremor Brothers will leave you both aghast and amused as you click off your television or leave the theater.