Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wendy's Films of 2010 #56: The Rundown (2003)

I'm all for mindless action films. Why not spend an hour or two watching shit get blown to pieces? At least it's more fun than watching most sappy blockbuster romance movies. Let's just say The Way We Were isn't my favourite film of all time, though I do have a soft spot for Jane Austen.
The Rundown stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the beautiful Roasrio Dawson, the annoying Seann William Scott and the always wonderful and sometimes creepy Christopher Walken. Who could say no? Well, actually, I probably would if someone asked me to watch it again, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The premise is ok; a chef (Johnson, who never cooks in the film) and who also beats up guys for a living goes to the Amazon to bring back the son of his boss, but encounters an evil diamond miner (Walken) who wants something the son has. Stuff gets blown up, people get their asses kicked, fun is had, the end. It's not that great, but passable for an action film.

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