This action-filled movie gets 3.5 Icees (out of 5). Now, when you look at Rottentomatoes.com or any “professional” critic, you will probably see lower ratings. Well, when I rate a movie, I rate it based on how much I enjoyed it and I also base my rating for the type of movie it is. For example, you don’t go to a Vin Diesel movies expecting Academy Award acting. You expect action, and this movie has plenty of it!
I’ve read some reviews that have said that this was too much like a Fast and Furious movie. I don’t believe that at all. There are similarities (focus on “team” and an emsemble cast) but there are vast differences too (no fancy sports cars). Now, with all that being said, why did I give this such a decent rating? Action! Whether you’re talking about incredible stunts (I hope they go behind the scenes of those on the Blu-Ray), awesomely choregraphed fight scenes, or shoot-outs, this movie has them and has them done well.
Now the acting on the other hand, well that’s a different story. The lines are often cheesy and forced, but again… you don’t go to this movie for great acting. Another thing that you should know going in is that this is basically a Vin Diesel lovefest. According to this film, Vin gets ALL, and I do mean all, the ladies (including several at once in one scene). There’s no nudity and not a lot of obsenity, but the sexual inuendo is definitely present, with Vin being the center of that.
There was one actress in this movie that particularly caught my eye (and one that Vin’s character doesn’t sleep with in the film), and that is Ruby Rose (yes, that’s her name, not her character’s). Her bone structure is amazing, and I think she can actually act too. Nice combo!
If you are looking for a fun action movie, this is a good one to see. If you are looking for an intellectual story… please move along because there’s nothing to see here.
No scene after the credits….. Enjoy!