Review: ‘Premium Rush’
Director: David Koepp
Who is in it: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi
What is it about: Bike messenger Willie picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city in order to get a hold of the envelope's content.
Why we like it: Fast-paced, fixed-gear riding around the busy and unpredictable streets of New York with a stunning GPS styled visual effects to explain the story clearer. Wilee's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) prediction view looks pretty cool too, showing the possibilities of what will happen if the rider takes a certain direction. Besides the effects in this film, the cast was amazing nonetheless. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does play a pretty awesome fixed-gear riding messenger boy; there's even a post-credit video of him showing his wound after the scene where he smashed onto a cab.
Why we don't: There's nothing much to hate, really; movies like this tend to have a more straight forward plot. However, we wouldn't mind if they did came up with a better script though.
Verdict: Fixed-gear enthusiasts will love this one; it's filled with fast-speed bike riding with no breaks and a whole lot of bike tricks. This movie is like "Fast and Furious" for bicycles.
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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