You all are gonna feel so silly when this gets reclaimed in like 10 years as the moody, entertaining, idiosyncratic blockbuster it is. This and Macbeth are good, but Justin Kurzel has so much raw cinematic potential that you're mostly gonna walk out excited for the classic he's bound to make in his career.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay, so this is gonna probably be a long rambling rant more than a review. Oh and there's going to be lots and spoilers so if you haven't seen it but are somehow seeing this, close your computer and drive to the theater and watch this right now. Oh, and pick me up some Mike & Ike's if they have them.
So... I am not admittedly the biggest Bond fan in the world. This isn't because I don't enjoy the Bond…
The idea to take a creatively stalled and uninteresting series which somehow managed four films with the world's most boring characters and a plot that collectively amount to "hey, cars are cool, aren't they?" and change that into an exciting, intriguing, fast-paced heist series that uses its obsession with cars to its advantage was probably the greatest stroke of genius of 2011.
The characters don't get much development, but did you expect/want them to? Justin Lin and crew know where…