Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For the last time, it's District B-13

Looking for a good meaty plot? This is not the movie. Character development? Go somewhere else. Clever dialogue? Sorry. If, however, you've recently been dumped, fired or lost your pet, this is most definitely the movie you want to see. Trust me.

This is an action movie that's all-action, all the time. Non-stop, start to finish, take you by the throat and never let you go, breathless, breath-taking, heart-pounding, new-fangled, old-fashioned, awesomely edited, action with a capital A. And not the high-falutin' let's shoot a helicopter with a car action (though that's cool too) - this is human beings doing things you'd swear human beings couldn't do, whoo-ee, did you see that?!, action.

This movie's a ride - you get on and hang on. For dear life. An adrenaline rush from start to finish. There's no plot, and the dang thing is in French anyway, but it doesn't matter. It's the two performances, and I don't mean the acting, that are mesmerizing. Don't get me wrong - I don't know if these guys can act or not. Maybe they can. Maybe they can't. That's not really the point. And this really isn't the movie that's going to tell you.

It's so not about the acting - it's about the running, swooping, sliding, swerving, curving, slipping, gliding, skidding, coasting, soaring, jumping and flat-out kyrotechnics these two entertain you with.

The movie isn't even 90 minutes long. I swear I lost 5 lbs just watching the thing. Like Deak said in Broken Arrow, "God-damn! What a rush!"

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