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August 26, 2012

Premium Rush (2012)

"I like to ride... Fixed gear... No brakes... Can't stop... Don't want to, either..."




Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a Manhattan bike messenger, ran into trouble when a dirty cop took interest in the package he was delivering... 


Style over substance... That's this movie is all about... Impressive action sequences done with bikes and a little bit of comedy here and there, but ordinary and quite believable story line...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was definitely the star of this movie because of his usual charming way of acting and now backed with great action moves... He was the main reason why I wanted to catch this movie and indeed he didn't disappoint...

Who knew a movie about bike rides could be so exciting and engaging to watch? I loved how Wilee manoeuvred his bicycle and performed so many tricks while riding... The most stylish one was of course the way he drifted his bike... Screechhhh... Definitely a must try trick for bike lovers...

The story was quite simple even though the director tried to twist and turn it with flashbacks and showing different vantage points... Though I was amused by the images of maps and routes... Google Maps style... Wilee's sense of 'prediction' was also a cool thing to see...

Bobby Monday (Micheal Shannon) did very well in portraying a messed up bad cop... I hated him because he's really annoying and yet so persistent... It was satisfying to see him being fooled around by Wilee...


All in all, I'm giving this movie a high rating because Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a great job, the bicycle stunts were amazing to watch and there were amusing moments that won laughs from the audience... 

4 out of 5 stars






2 comments:

Dan O. said...

The script is absolutely horrendous and the cast tries their best with it, but it just ends up making this flick a very goofy, but somewhat fun action film that has a new take on the whole genre. Good review.

Lights Camera Reaction said...

This film looks like a lot of fun :D
Great review.

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