Saturday, January 5, 2013

PREMIUM RUSH (2012)

Bike messenger Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't believe in brakes (kinda like Sid Haig from PIT STOP) or newfangled bicycle technology like gears or lightweight frames.  Instead he just pedals his ass off and uses backwards pedal movement to avoid computer generated cars.  One day Joseph is called to deliver an envelope to Chinatown, but before he can get even two feet a crooked pig comes along and starts hassling him.  Joe takes off and the pig chases him all over town.  That's pretty much the whole story.

Not surprisingly, PREMIUM RUSH isn't great cinema or anything deep.  It's just mindless entertainment with a bunch of flashy images, chase scenes, video game/music video styling and hip references that'll mean nothing in a few years, but...it is entertaining and that's all that matters.  Did I like it?  Yes.  Will I ever watch it again?  No.

Good for a one time watch.