Genre : Misdaad/Actie
Ethan Hawke : Brent Magna
Selena Gomez : The Kid
Rebecca Budig : Leanna
Getaway is the gritty, exciting action thriller from Warner Brothers in
which former race car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock as
he commandeers a custom Shelby Super Snake Mustang, taking it and its
unwitting owner on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious
villain on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife.
"He's a real asshole."
As a young kid I was watching a stunt show at the seaside
somewhere along the Belgian coast many years ago. I couldn’t believe what I saw
and it was a wonderful spectacle as they simply drove cars to shreds . Afterwards
I received a sticker of this group and I kept it for years in a book .
the meantime I’ve lost that sticker and slightly more than 30 years later , I’m
at an age that I 'm not surprised that quickly anymore . "Getaway"
looks like a film with such a stuntshow . A
series of high-speed pursuits with many police cars flying around and heaps of
metal that is wrecked .
star in this film is the Mustang driven by Ethan Hawke and is reminiscent of
" Roadrunner " . You
see him all the time , and even though you do your best to get hold of him
every time he gets away. It
started as a good car-chase movie with a lot of car wrecks as a result , but
after a while it started working on my nerves . The
high speed chases in the streets of Sofia is shown in exact the same way all
the time. The attached cameras deliver snapshots from all sides, which are then put
together in a stroboscopic mind-blowing, driving-you-nuts kind of way. I strongly
advice that people with epilepsy don’t watch this movie.
About the lead actors
we can be short and concise. It’s just meaningless acting. Hawke is just
looking sadly during the complete movie while he’s trying to save his wife by
performing assigned tasks. To me it was a big boy scout’s game , only for
adults. "The Kid" played by Selena Gomez is an annoying brat that
ultimately turns out to be a wealthy bank manager 's daughter. She
appears to have a lot of high-tech knowledge and knows a lot of things about
her father’s bank. Stuff that a serious bank manager wouldn’t give away just
like that. Jon
Voight his mouth is mostly what we see throughout the film . You don’t need to be a
star actor for that. The story is completely stupid and childishly simple. A
simple bank robbery in which Voight ensures that all roads in the city are blocked
and the only road left is an escape route. There
are numerous implausible situations throughout the movie. For example the
moment The Kid has a solution to intercept the streaming from the attached
cameras. Those images are send to an anonymous server somewhere on the Internet.
And with her iPad she can just simply manipulate those images. Sigh.
: "Getaway" as fast as you can if you come near this film . If
you’ve found this as a gift under the Christmas tree , it can still be used in some
way : as a support for a wobbly table , reuse it or use it as a fan next summer
. Worst movie of the year, in my opinion.
My rating 1 /10
Links : IMDB
Labels: 1/10, Action, Crime