Summary: The 1st time I saw a trailer for Premium Rush, It made me cringe seeing a guy hit by a car & flying through the air & I thought this is a movie I do NOT want to see.When I saw it at the library I thought Why not? It's free sooo after watching it.... It was a good movie that hooked me right from the start & I really enjoyed it even though I didn't expect to.I thought it was just going to be a movie about bike messengers chasing each other through the streets...
Summary: This movie was one heck of a ride. Premium Rush. okay this is going to be a short review of this movie so let's go.the acting is this movie was good and watching this movie I just what to ride on my bike right now.
Excerpt: Wilee as in Wile E. Coyote (Gordon-Levitt) is a New York City bike messenger whose name and reputation are so legendary that customers ask for him by name. Wilee has a passion to ride, weaving in and out of pedestrians and cars, subconsciously deciding which route to take and how to avoid a wipeout. He rides fixed gear and refuses to have brakes because he feels it’s “more dangerous”.
Excerpt: Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a New York City bicycle messenger encounters an eager cop named Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) who needs a package. He refuses the request and the chase ensues for the mysterious package. Without the leads, this would now have been that electrifying. Joseph Gordon-Levitt seemed fit for the physical role while the enigmatic underrated talents of Michael Shannon shows his acting chops especially during his confrontations with the biker.
Summary: I love JGL as an actor so it was sad to me that this movie was so disappointing. I tried to push through until the end but I fell asleep. The characters weren't credible, and I found the drama to be a bit dull.
Summary: Ever since seeing Joseph Gordon Levitt for the first time in 08's Stop Loss i pretty much make a point to see all his films now good or bad. I have mixed feelings about Premium Rush although an interesting premise, something about the film seemed somewhat low key. Enjoyed Michael Shannon's performance of the bad cop in the film and the cgi used to map out Levitt's bike routes (With the bad routes and escape routes showing Levitt's premeditating his getting hit by cars.
Summary: Premium Rush is a chase film about a bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who is trying to outrun a corrupt police detective (Michael Shannon). The film does not have all that much that makes it special. It tries a little too hard to make us care about the story around the mcguffin. It comes up with a few things with the bicycle twist, but frankly the hipster messengers get a little annoying after awhile.
Excerpt: I need to make a confession: I’m not a huge fan of “cyclists”. I don’t mean people who go on casual bike rides through the countryside, or a quick spin around their neighborhood with their kids. I mean the ones who wear spandex shorts, and jerseys, and look like they have 1% body fat. The ones who fly through intersections while the rest of us impatiently wait our turn at the stop sign.