Step two would be for the cops either to shoot the prosecutor dead in her tracks or perhaps kidnap her and whack her elsewhere. And it appears bad guys have been doing more than just joyriding in it. Without being a great movie, it isn't, it kept me well entertained. He finds himself in an awful predicament, and is soon hunted by corrupt police. Not sure who this director is he;s the writer too i see but well done, maybe the ext Neil Bloomkamp here. You tube has better offerings.
She added class and sophistication to the rudimentary film. Firstly, he's in a strange country but has no Sat-Nav. An American coming to a very different and exotic country, where he immediately finds himself not knowing anything. Must have been a bitch to film it all like that. But, diehards that we are, we watched it to the end.
It felt entirely pointless after witnessing the ending, and did nothing but anger me. Driving now, he hears a phone beep but not his phone -a phone inside the rental cars glove compartment. Do a Shot: if you even remotely get what the movie was about. Naima McLean's acting was near unwatchable. It has drugs, cars and blood.
Things build toward maximum strangeness as Michael is almost shot and another call, from who Michael believes to be the helpful police, exposes that whoever these people are they know that he has broken his parole and are not the trust-able kind of police. Things ramp up for the worse. He begins to understand that there is something wrong when he finds a woman in his back seat tied up. Paul takes so much time to decide to spray his car. Michael Woods Paul Walker is a former convict, he goes to Johannesburg to see his loved one.
No, he decides because the car has a gun in it, he doesn't like it any more, and he abandons it in the middle of a dangerous South African township and starts walking! I got to be honest here the only reason I watched this movie is because of the sad lost of Paul Walker. Funny, the writers feel it is important we know that trouble will ensue by ramming it home. In the end- not perfect, not bad but a time pass rental after a long night at work. It's very unconventional, something I really enjoy. If you haven't seen my Furious 7 review Which you should I already give a little tribute to the late great Paul Walker at his finest, but in this movie he looks like his about to go to sleep feeling bored which is basically me watching this movie.
What bothered me more on the 'vehicle' angle, except the unclear premise, is the reluctance of our protagonist to ditch the car, even after it being broad casted on the news, the car being recognized, and it having bullet holes in the side window. Grady Harp rented a car at the airport, needed a passenger car but got a mini-van instead? Don't let the trailers of this movie fool you however. Now, as the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the city's rampant corruption, the ex-con who just regained his freedom must defend her life, and clear his own name. In the end it rates no higher than a 4 in spite of Paul Walker's serviceable i. There's not much logic in the plot and it really needs audience to suspense their disbelief. As it is, it's a film about a really stupid American in Africa, so Paul Walker makes a good casting pick in that sense.
Everything was unrealistic, even the cars the police drive in. There is the obligatory abandoned warehouse where the rent is cheap and the wrecking yard as well how the hell did this guy end up in a wrecking yard? He seemed to love doing movies involving cars as a central theme. I won't go into the countless preposterous senseless things that happen because my review would be as long as the screen play itself. It might be a nice look of JoBurg as another reviewer stated, but I don't think this should count into the vote of your movie. Woods has himself in a situation he never envisioned being in. Finally, Paul Walker's script defies logic as he continuously fails to have a conversation with other characters about what has happened or is happening.
I'm sure he realised pretty early in the piece what a shocker he'd signed on to, so it can't have been easy. Still, I was genuinely entertained. The characters make incredibly unrealistic decisions throughout which makes it really hard to have any empathy for them. Vehicle 19 wasn't horrible but it was mediocre. Now most people would freak out if they find spiders on their cars, but Michael Woods chooses a different unnatural reaction. Not seen many movies with this kind of attempt. By the name and the cast the movie was to be a thriller.