( Movie review )
Running Time: 98 mins
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood
“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.” -IMDb
Verdict: You know the kind of decently entertaining but forgettable action movies that you watch on TV when you have got nothing better do? Well, this is one of them. Nothing spectacular but watchable. Solid performance by The Rock.
Police incompetency: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Cops in films are usually very efficient in tracking down vehicles of criminals but in this one, Driver gets to drive around killing in the same car from beginning until the end. Even at the ending, he drives off with it after killing a cop. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
What a bitch: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Driver’s ex-girlfriend aborted their baby after he got imprisoned and had babies with another. As he walks out of her house to get back to his car, she encourages him by shouting, “I hope you kill them all!” That actually indicates that she doesn’t care if he lives, dies or goes to prison again. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
The title and names: Besides Killer mentioning about how much “faster” Driver is compared to himself, I can’t think of any other significant or relevant reason to name the film that. Why couldn’t they just name it Driver instead? And for characters in a movie to not have proper names is not really that cool anymore. Especially when the movie is not a very sophisticated one. However, it managed to make me wonder why the police are also called cops.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
Date for the show: Tee Wilee
Her verdict: “I didn’t like it. I thought it was boring. I wanna watch Saw VII!”
The screening of this film was courtesy of Nuffnang.