Friday, December 17, 2010
Movie review of Faster
Faster - 5/10
Directed by George Tillman Jr
Cast - Dwayne Johnson,Billy Bob Thornton,Maggie Grace
An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.
I've always enjoyed watching The Rock but now he prefers to be called by his real name which is Dwayne Johnson.Funny guy,good looking and probably is one of the few action movie stars left.The pacing for Faster is pretty fast.The action starts from the get go.The fight sequences are pretty good and quite violent.Direction was pretty standard.The editing will get confusing at first but you will get the gist of the movie about 15mins through.
Unfortunately I cant say much for the script.Some of the liners for this movie are bad.Dwayne doesn't say much either.I thought that was not good as his comedic timing is pretty good and they should have utilized it.
Surprisingly the casting for this movie was pretty good but most of them were pretty much like cameos.Tom Berenger and Karen Carpenter for an example.The egocentric hitman and his wife,in my opinion are a waste of time and they are in there just as fillers.Totally fucking stupid and redundant.
but among the main cast,the most disappointing actor was Billy Bob Thornton.Sadly Billy Bob is pretty much like his character in this movie.A washed up has been who is a sight for sore eyes for everyone.His acting was lazy and you can pretty much feel he doesn't want to act in this movie and he has to but because he is broke or obligated to do so or some shit like that.
Everything was going well for Faster,I was enjoying the movie...right till the end.The end was what pissed me off.I'm not gonna tell you why cos it is a spoiler and if you do indeed watch...you are definitely gonna go "what the fuck" first at the first twist.Then you will definitely shout a vulgarity right after the final twist.Mine was Cheebye Lah!
Watch Faster only if you are a Rock fan or if you really have nothing to do but watch this on a weekday.
Recommended movies done by the director
Men of Honour