Big fan of Frank Grillo, and of world building, so I said I'd give this a look. The claustrophobic style of the first one didn't interest me that much so a quick plot summary covered that for me.
Setting is reminiscent of the likes of Death Race, and it's kinda refreshing as it's not seen that often anymore, this completely out there notion which is part of the fabric of the on-screen world.
Action is ok, not great, the design…
"What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them?"
Take the beautiful LA night scapes of Collateral.
Add the single minded determination/psychosis of King of Comedy.
Sprinkle a pinch of the unnerving male/female conversations from Taxi Driver.
Throw in Jake Gyllenhaal in the form of his life, and you've got Nightcrawler.
Fantastic film. Great idea, well executed. Looks class, very entertaining to boot.
JG and Rene Russo's conversations are top notch; Russo's control wanes in every conversation, and it's masterfully done.
As Lou says, he's a quick learner.