Premium Rush (2012)
Not since 1986, with the Kevin Bacon starring ‘Quicksilver’, has Hollywood turned its gaze to the world of bike couriers and it seems not much has changed. Paper-thin characters (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s leading man is called Wilee!) and a plot stretched to breaking point would ruin other films but lets face it, we’re here for the fun and director David Koepp doesn’t disappoint with a sting of breakneck cycling sequences. Add to that Michael Shannon trying to out-crazy Nic Cage in the role of a desperate, corrupt, cop and you have a very enjoyable 90 minutes.
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.
This looked like a crap sandwich and I have resisted all thoughts of watching it thus far.