Saturday, 26 March 2011
George Tillman Jr.
Billy Bob Thornton
So for the last couple of days I've been trying to find a bloody cinema playing Wake Wood, apparently they don't exist so I'm going to do a review of this instead. Just as well the DVD comes out on Monday or this would have turned into a ten page rant of badness. Damn Hammer addiction is going to get me into trouble on of these days.
Faster is the new Dwayne Johnson film, and I am happy to say he's back doing action films after a few rather dodgy films for kids. Unfortunately this isn't the welcome return you may have hoped for. He plays Driver, yes his name for the film is driver. Seriously I'm not making this shit up. Anyway, he took part in a robbery with his brother, they got double crossed, his brother was shot and he ended up in jail with a metal plate in the back of his head from a bullet wound that didn't manage to kill him. Of course it didn't manage to kill him, he's the fucking Rock. So he get's out of jail and goes on a murderous rainy fire of vengeance rampage killing spree type thing.
Now I know this sounds like a bad review, the story line isn't the best and the acting at times is dubious, but it's a fucking action film. We aren't watching a fucking oscar winning screen writers attempt to show the holocaust in a new way that breaks down the barriers of film and leads to world peace. As an action film it does exactly what it says on the tin. It's in no way the best action film you will see this year. It doesn't break any new ground, but if you switch your brain off at the start you will probably find something to enjoy about it. Turn it off enough and you may even love it. Have a few beers first, it may help.