Monday, March 21, 2011

faster

our guy's a shooter not a stabber...


driver (dwayne "the rock" johnson) gets out of prison, gets in a car and sets out killing those who wronged him. in the meantime, the heroin addled cop (billy bob thornton) and his partner, cicero (carla gugino), are in pursuit. oh, and so is killer (oliver jackson-cohen), but he seems to be preoccupied with having an emo-like meltdown on the telephone to lily (maggie grace)...

george tillman jr's homage to seventies action films; kinda like a 'grindhouse', but without the unnecessary song and dance to tell you how clever and ironic it's being. this is a straight up, fun watch. the narrative is far from stunning, but it's a pretty neat production, the pacing is slick, there's some entertaining ass-kickery and the cast do a good job with what they have to work with.

the cast is, however, probably the icing on the cake; the rock does a good job as the big, silent, killer, thornton and gugino make a good pair, maggie grace is always likeable, plus tom berenger pops up for a minute, as jennifer carpenter.

a bit of fluff, but fun with it...

out on general release this week.

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