Hey folks, Jesse here, and I am here to talk to you about, Paying Mr. McGetty. I haven’t seen many movies quite like this before, but I’m sure I can come up with a few highs and lows here.
Paying Mr. McGetty is a low budget action comedy. By today’s standards the word action is used loosely but nevertheless, there are some spin kicks and punching. Even a car chase! I suppose the word comedy is used pretty loosely here too but you’ll find it in there if you don’t try too hard. Some of the characters were funny and had better comedic timing than the others. I found myself chuckling awkwardly sometimes.
The movie stars R. Marcus Taylor in the lead role of Tyrell. Taylor might look familiar if you saw the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. He played a fella named Suge Knight. Also, he might look familiar from his recent mugshots. He has found himself in trouble with the law for what could be described as “anger issues”. Alas, I am not here to review what he does in his spare time. I’m just not sure he’ll make it to the movie premiere.
The movie starts with Tyrell waking up after a hard night of partying. He has an attractive blonde woman (Alyssa Schnieder) his bed. He gets a call from his girlfriend (Anita Clay) and she’s pretty upset because it’s time to pay Mr. McGetty the rent. He parts ways with the mystery woman and goes about his day. What Tyrell didn’t realize is that blonde chick was the daughter of a powerful mobster. Before Tyrell can pay rent he is caught up in a deadly game of assassins. The mobster boss put a hit out on Tyrell and the world’s top killers are going out of their way to collect the hit.
Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson is the top killer assassin badass here. Seeing him in this brought back some nostalgic feelings for me since he was the best kickboxer in the world when I was a kid. (That’s a thing!) He was the star of his own series of movies in the 90s called Bloodfist. If you’ve ever been into martial art movies I suggest checking them out. I always wondered if he could beat Van Damme.
What follows is very convoluted and very busy. The movie is all over the place for awhile introducing you to new characters. No one in this movie can really pull off a passable job of acting unfortunately and sometimes it looks like they went with the best possible take. Which is still pretty bad.
The team of assassins were unique with different aptitudes, but some of those were pretty stupid. (One character will “kill” you on social media). Tyrell has a really bad day but fortunately, he knows martial arts too so he can stand his own when it comes to dishing out his own spin kicks and punches. Everything ends up alright at the end of the day, he pays the damn rent, and his girlfriend is finally happy.
I wouldn’t suggest this movie to anyone unless you are a big fan of Don Wilson. Even then, you would have to be some kind of superfan. With a Bloodfist tattoo even. The music wasn’t too bad actually. For some reason, there was a lot of flutes, but I was feeling it. Overall I think it’s time to let this movie out into the wild and see what happens. If it comes back it’s yours forever, but let’s hope not…
I’ll finish by wishing good luck to you R. Marcus Taylor. I hope you are reading this in at least 5 to 10 years!
Don’t be gone too long because I’m continuing my look at Season 4 of Netflix’s Black Mirror. Next time I’ll be taking a look at episode 3, “Crocodile”
Paying Mr. McGetty Trailer:
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