A Job Well Done
GeminiSixty6 - wrote on 03/16/08
I first became a Jason Statham fan after I watched Crank, and rolled in the floor for hours and hours. However, this movie was just as equaling entertaining, just not along the same lines as Crank. After a disappointing March beginning with 10,000 B.C., I really needed something to pick me up, and thank God Roger Donaldson came along holding the plans for a bank job.
I had forgotten how good heist movies made me fill. The whole time during the tunneling scenes and vault scenes I felt like I was a rebellious teenager again up to absolutely no good what-so-ever. Now the opening scene had me a little worried. I walked into this not knowing a thing about the film. All I knew was that it had Jason Statham in it, and for that reason alone I knew I wanted to see it. I dragged a couple of my friends along for the ride and as soon as the film starts with that sex scene I immediately got dirty looks. I wasn’t expecting that either and I didn’t think it was appropriate to begin with, but as the film progresses one learns it is important to the plot of the film. This film had a lot of witty humor, action, suspense, and I just love it when the “bad guys” win out in the end. I didn’t think there was a lot of character development, but in all honesty they do an excellent job character wise that it doesn’t take long at all for the audience to become attached to the characters and their situations. I thought everything was interwoven well and ended accordingly with everyone getting what they seemed to deserve. The film actually makes me want to research more about the 1971 robbery that the film is based off of.
I highly recommend this movie. It’s great for a late night pick me up with your friends or a rainy day by yourself. It’s a lot of fun to watch, and I don’t think too many people will be disappointed with it. Jason Statham gives a solid performance as usual, and Mr. Donaldson does a fine job directing. So, go and actually have fun watching a good film for the first time this March.