A movie review by: Lee Sonogan
(2017) 1h52min/Action, crime, music
Baby: You and I are a team. Doc: Don’t feed me any more lines from ‘Monsters, Inc.’ It pisses me off!
This movie is about being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. This movie stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal and Jon Hamm. The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Paul Williams.
In an introduction from Edgar Wright, he revealed that there was little to no CGI or green screen used to film the car chase sequences. The driving is all practically done. During the opening credits, title sequence, and song, some of the graffiti in the background of the scene perfectly matches up with the song lyrics.
The first R-rated movie to be given permission to show footage from a Disney film, Monsters, Inc. in 2001. Pete Docter, the director of ‘Monsters, Inc.’, is given a ‘special thanks’ credit as a result. With a budget of $34 million, it made over $220 million at the box office.
When I started watching this movie I did not know it was a musical as well. Overall it was a heist movie with comedy and excellent music. Each sound effect in music scenes goes into the rhythm perfectly. Being R rated it has the blood and brutal-ness needed. This is an underrated movie. The ending after the final action scenes leaves you with a somewhat predictable ending. I recommend this movie to everyone who likes 80s styled music and creative film methods and tactics.
Bats: He’s a looney. Just like his tunes.
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