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This movie attempts to tackle the impossible, steal 50 cars in one night. Nicholas Cage is at the wheel in this film playing the slick Rick car thief that eats Lojack for breakfast. He assembles his faceless ex-gang and puts the mission to them, the movie degenerates from there.
Do we care why they have to steal the cars, of course not. In fact it really doesnt matter, its just an excuse to showcase a bunch of fancy cars, plot is irrelevant, and the gang gets about as much character development as an exhaust pipe. The scenes jump from gang member to gang member never really developing any of them past Yo, I used to roll with Nick! After showing about three cars getting jacked, they all the sudden announce that they have 49 cars, now they just have to get the last one.
Thats what the focus of the movie turns into, they have about the final hour of the movie devoted to trying to steal this mustang, what I dont understand is why they chose something ridiculous like 50 cars if they did not intend to show in detail any of that, they should have chosen something realistic like 8 cars and illustrated the nuances of each theft, but hey what do I know.
They finally jack the Stang and theres a rather dull sequence where Nick hits the nitrous button to escape from the police, who must have been the most inept law enforcement personnel ever, if they allowed the other 49 cars to be stolen without so much as lifting a donut. In the end the mission succeeds, they have successfully rolled a bunch of fancy cars past the audience. Even if you are a car buff, you can probably have more fun getting an oil change. Therefore, if you are the kind of person who enjoys a decent screenplay and solid acting then when it comes to this movie, trust me, your attention will be gone in 30 seconds.
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age