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