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Sleek and shiny, flashy and cool but sadly it's nothing more than that...

  • Dec 26, 2009
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It's sleek, stylish, well thought out  and has a good idea but   this remake  of the 1974 original  is lackluster and  boring  at sometimes . Even the  car chases are drawn out and  dull, they don't  get your adrenaline pumping  all it does is just give you something flashy and cool  to look at.  But what it could have been was lost under the poor direction of Dominic Sena, the terrible script  and  acting that fluctuates from average to poor. Gone In Sixty Seconds will  not engage you as much as you want   and it certainly won't   give you  the action packed thrill ride  you would  expect. But "Gone in Sixty Seconds" is enjoyable in some ways and painful in others.



 This Nicolas Cage, Jerry Bruckhiemer vehicle   is an up beat  film with a cool and vibrant  cinematography style  and  gorgeous cars. But  that's pretty much all it's got,  this film tries so very very hard to be plausible and  smart entertainment. But alas  it is not. It has a brain  but not a big enough one to support  it's length or it's theme but I will give  it credit  it is  smart enough to keep you interested but it won't win you over completely.  All in all "Gone in Sixty Seconds" is  highly charged and is suppose to come out fast and never stop, but instead it comes out slow and never speeds up.



Nicolas Cage  is bland and  not so  tough as the   smart and resourceful  car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines    but  he does do well  for the most part and  that is enough  to keep you satisfied with him as your anti-hero. But it is not enough for you to total believe him  in the role. Angelina Jolie is a real annoyance and a complete and utter eyesore in this  as the  "sexy", car loving   love interest to Nick Cage. Jolie is grungy and unappealing and annoying that you  just want her  to die  before the film is even over. Robert Duvall  is not  as good as he use to be  but he  holds up quite well. As for the rest of the cast.. Well I'm going to leave that up for you to decide, but for the most part  they do alright and hold up nicely under a poorly construed  car  theft  caper.



But for the most part "Gone in Sixty Seconds" is a very forgettable   chase thriller the only thing you'll really remember from it  are the cars  and a few slick  action sequences  but that's about  it. It's go no real, true  greatness in it   but ti will entertain you  and that is saying something but  if your looking for a hot bloody  car thriller I recommend  you  try out "The Fast and the Furious"  for your fix. Because sadly  this won't do it for you. All in all "Gone Sixty Seconds" is passing entertainment.
Sleek and shiny, flashy and cool but sadly it's nothing more than that...

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