As mentioned earlier, “Guns Akimbo” is a blend of both comedy and action, considering that Daniel Radcliffe’s character of Miles is somewhat nerdy and forced into a deadly underground competition that sees people kill each other for live-stream views. It might be weird to think about how a character like Miles ends up in such a predicament, but suppose that’s what happens when you troll the leader of said underground competition, played by Ned Dennehey, and they come to your house to drug and bolt two guns to your hands. Yeah, it is as ridiculous as it sounds and a stark departure from the “Harry Potter” series of movies, so what drew Radcliffe to such a film?
While answering popular questions on YouTube, Radcliffe brought up what drew him to star in “Guns Akimbo” by saying, “I knew I loved that script about 10 pages in, where there is a scene of him trying to go to the toilet very, very carefully with guns for hands. That was the moment that I was like, yes, good; I want to do this film.” This definitely highlights one of Radcliffe’s motivations for appearing in “Guns Akimbo,” and it is probably because the movie is so delightfully over-the-top. Why else would you decide to star in a film because your character is having trouble going to the bathroom on account of the guns fixed to one’s hands? At least he wouldn’t need to chase after a Golden Snitch or be forced to eat magical ear-waxed flavored candy.