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Movie – Premium Rush [REVIEW] – Ride Like Hell

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: David Koepp
Writer: John Kamps
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

How about a movie that’s about someone who’s being chased by the police and using a bicycle? Perhaps, it is very rare to get a movie like that. But this movie says “no”. Someone who used a bicycle while he was chased again by police on the highway. Moreover, if riding fixie bikes are pretty hard. I once rode a fixie bike and it was pretty hard for a regular bike. Moreover, if the speed can be up to 5-6 gear.

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Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a bike courier in Manhattan. A bicycle courier service is needed in Manhattan because an item can deliver up very quickly and immediately. Wilee is very different from other couriers. If some bike couriers use bikes with 5 to 6 gear with brakes, Wilee prefers Fixie bikes with gear 1 without brakes but has a great speed. Passing urban Manhattan at incredible speed, Wilee suddenly receives a mysterious package requested by his ex-friend named Nima (Jamie Chung). Wilee was even being chased by a corrupt policeman named Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) to hand his an envelope.

This film is very clear because it focuses on the Thriller genre filled with scenes of the chase. The only difference, the theme he raised about a bicycle courier who was chased by the police. When compared to fixie bikes with mountain bikes, I better choose mountain bikes. The fixie bike requires us to pedal the bike incessantly, while the mountain bikes are not. In this film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows his skill how a person is pedaling a bicycle with wind speeds to avoid using brakes.

Wilee

This film has a very dark impression and very bleak like other Thriller movies. Cinematography used is High-key lighting, style with very bright and bright depiction. Due to the high-key lighting, the aura of the Thriller film is not felt at all. However, David Koepp managed to set the course of the film to be very tense for the audience. The use of the camera is also very smooth when following the fast speed of movement Wilee so that the audience will be carried as if was on a bicycle as well.

Premium Rush uses a nonlinear storyline. The plot is what makes this film also has a little thriller sensation. The audience will initially be shown a scene where Wilee crashed into a taxi and was badly injured. Since then, the story will reverse how Wilee got caught in the event. The storyline of this film is very similar to Reservoir Dogs or other non-linear films. But I can say this movie is very similar to Reservoir Dogs.


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Overall, for you Action-Thriller fans I would suggest watching this movie. Especially for fans who really like the nonlinear film. The film is also arguably still has shortcomings, especially the storyline that looks simple. However, his cinematography masks the deficiency. So, this movie is very interesting and entertaining to watch.

Movie – Kill Bill: Vol.1 [REVIEW] – The Bride Awakens

IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Quentin Tarantino, a figure highly admired by many people who love the movie especially myself. Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece artwork and makes him famous for this movie. In addition, Kill Bill is also a masterpiece full of blood splashes. With her favorite actress, Uma Thurman, who cast a role in the Pulp Fiction movie, now cast a role in this film with two parts.

“Kill Bill: Vol.1,” tells the story of an ex-mercenary woman being pregnant and nearly killed at the hands of her own lover and her friends on the day of her marriage. During the movie, we only knew as “The Bride” (Uma Thurman). Four years into a coma, she awakens and promises to kill everyone who slaughtered him. The assassins incorporated in The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad consist of Elle Driver (Dary Hannah), O-Ren-Ishii (Lucy Liu), Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox), and Budd (Michael Madsen). Her own lover Bill (David Carradine) is the boss of a gang of assassins.

Anime Sequence

“Kill Bill: Vol.1” presents some bloody revenge plots of action. The sadistic scene in this movie is the main attraction in this movie. The Bride who has a frightening figure and cut off his enemies makes the audience into emotion and blood rise. As always, the film will be divided into chapters by chapters like novels and non-linear plots. The film also inserts a few minute anime sequences that tell about the bleak life of O-Ren. Some scenes that suddenly became black and white is a very memorable scene. Artistic cinematography, cool soundtrack, and modern classic style that is certainly very epic and far from the mainstream word.

Although I think there is a very unreasonable scene, this movie is a movie that you must watch if you like the action of blood. Great movie you can’t miss.

Movie – Reservoir Dogs [REVIEW] – The Quentin Tarantino Debut

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

Quentin Tarantino is known for a very genius-man. By introducing non-linear films that incorporate a dark-comedy, soundtrack that we often hear everywhere, violent scenes with blood everywhere, and some other things that he owns. This film is the first debut film of Quentin Tarantino and plays it also in it. Tarantino loves to present some great actors like Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.

Reservoir Dogs

“Reservoir Dogs,” tells about eight men who were breakfast while talking about the song “Like A Virgin” by Madonna. Six of the eight are unknown and have only an alias name that is Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), Mr. Blue (Eddie Bunker), and Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino). Two others are Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tiemey) and his son “Nice Guy” Eddie (Chris Penn). They plan to rob a diamond shop at the behest of Joe Cabot. After interspersed slow motion scene as an introduction to his character, we will begin to be invited to watch the non-linear plot of Tarantino. No scenes of robbery even audiences invited directly to see Mr. White and Mr. Orange is badly injured by being shot into a warehouse where they gather. From there the audience can find out that robberies don’t match what they are planning. After that, come Mr. Pink, who believes that one of them betrayed and leaked the robbery to the police. Then, start a scene of suspicion and anxiety between them.

Tarantino is great at putting together his story plot because he also slipped a sort of flashback that was divided into three parts: Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, and Mr. Orange. Each of them tells the background of each character and how they can join. Reservoir Dogs store many of the most memorable scenes so people can remember. One of them is the slow motion scene which is the coolest scene. Michael Madsen also performed best on this movie because some of his scenes that tortured the police were crazy.

As I said, robbery isn’t shown at all. So, the audience can only imagine what happened and how chaotic the robbery. The main highlight of this film is also a debate that occurs because of mutual suspicion. This film also is filled with many surprises that can actually be created as a debt and easy to remember.

Behind the scene of violence, this film also has elements of friendship and loyalty is very thick where the human conscience is always selfish. Even within the group, there is a conflicting dilemma. “Reservoir Dogs” is the first work of Tarantino’s debut and also as a film that makes a masterpiece entitled “Pulp Fiction”. Actually, the Tarantino movies I’ve watched so far are Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Kill Bill Series.