Friday, October 7, 2011

The Italian Job (The New One)

Watched It - September 23, 2011

Stars - Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton
Director - F. Gary Gray
Rating - PG-13

In 20 Words or Less - A band of high-tech theives avenge one of their own and finish their biggest heist ever.
Themes - Betrayal, Revenge, Wealth, Happiness, Loyalty, Determination, Ingenuity
Pros - This is about as close to pure action that I get in a movie.  This film understands its identity.  It is what it is.  The director doesn't waste much time trying to make the movie into something deeper or more compelling.  It's just a fun, high-tech ride in a Mini-Cooper.  (3 of them, actually.)
Cons - I found the ending to be a bit anti-climactic.  It felt as if the writers didn't really know how to wrap it up in a big way.  It just...ended.  Seems like a bit of wasted momentum, in my opinion.
Movie Moment - It's a toss up between the boat chase in downtown Venice or the Mini-Coopers in downtown L.A.
Genuineness - 4 out of 10

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