Friday, September 3, 2010
Takers: Gives Back
Yo! 'Sup? What we got here is bad bad guys and good bad guys, good good guys and bad good guys, a couple of heists, some smokin' chase scenes, a fog of cigars, the finest scotch,
phat threads and a subterranean believability quotient. But who cares when we're swept along at NASCAR speed with cool music blowing out the sound track.
"Takers" is a flick right out of the "Ocean's Eleven" playbook, stylish (sort of) and slick with a cast of 11? Well, a lot. No Clooney or Pitt, but we've got Matt Dillon (a MS favorite), Chris Brown, Jay Hernandez, T.I., Michael Ealy and Hayden Christensen.
An attempt to elevate the movie finds one Taker (a good bad guy) quoting Mongolian conqueror Ghengis Kahn, as well as a few tear-jerking subplots, but this is a full-speed-ahead action flick. And if that's what you're looking for at the multiplex — yeah, ya know.