Nothing sums up Premium Rush's perfectly self-aware b-movie silliness than Michael Shannon's weasely New Yahwk cop villain Bobby Monday, a pathetic sleazebag with impulse control problems so bad his response to every situation is to either punch it or bet on it.
His brief monologue, which essentially sums up the movie's perfect mix of clever and absurd, is amazing:
"I don't really care for that term "douche bag." People throw it around like crazy these days, like it's suddenly okay.…
I gave Iron Man 2 one-and-a-half-stars with no hesitation.
I give Iron Man 3 five with even less.
The difference between the two?
To me, this at no point felt like a Marvel movie. It barely felt like a superhero movie. It felt like Shane being given free reign to make the blockbuster action movie he wanted to make, one which is essentially sci-fi James Bond filtered through his infinitely clever, Christmas-obsessed brain.
It's fun, unpredictable, exciting, silly,…
INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT
DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.
This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.
Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…
Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.
Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.