Friday, June 28, 2013

Movie Review: Premium Rush (2012)

Movie: Premium Rush (2012)
Director: David Koepp
Writer: David Koepp & John Kamps
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Wole Parks, & Jamie Chung. 
One-Line Plot Synopsis: A bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) is being chased by a corrupt cop (Shannon) through the city as he tries to make a delivery.

Whelp, I guess they can’t all be winners for JGL can they?  He must get tired of making so many serious movies that sometimes you have to take a role where you can just have fun and let go for a while to come down from the day-to-day drudgery of movie shoots.  This review is going to be super quick since it’s a straight popcorn flick that barely has enough going on to fill an entire episode of Law & Order.
Michael Shannon plays his usual crazy self.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the good guy who loves the thrill of being a bike messenger (he doesn't even have brakes on his bike guys!!).  He’s in a lover triangle with 2 other bike messengers…a lot of bike riding…a lot of bike riding…The End.
Not to mention that the scenes were JGL can see the potential risks in the routes to take through traffic are better in most video games I’ve played.  Sorry bud, but not this time.  
I refuse to give any movie with Diana Ramirez anything higher than a 5.  She is that terrible.  Attractive?  No doubt.  Acting Skills?  For sure not.  Models are attractive.  Go be a model.  You somehow were able to make Turtle storylines on Entourage worse.  How is that even possible?
Rating: 4/10
Side Notes:
  • On the scene where JGL crashed into the cab, he actually had to get 31 stitches down his forearm when he took the fall wrong into the back window.  Pretty gnarly scar though.
  • Jamie Chung getting her start on one of my all-time favorite seasons of The Real World (the first San Diego season) just reminds me of how psyched I am for The Challenge to come back.  And yes, I will continue to try and work The Challenge into every single thing I write until it comes back on the 10th.