Friday, August 24, 2012

Review Of : Premium Rush

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Just watched 'PREMIUM RUSH' yesterday. 

Directed By David Koepp
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

 When Wilee, a New York City bicycle messenger picks up an envelope at Columbia University a dirty cop becomes desperate to get his hands on it and chases the messenger throughout the city.


Interesting idea with a simple story.

While movies with car chase are somewhat common, Premium Rush is a good undertaking of the idea with bicycles chase scenes. David Koepp did for a change with bicycle messenger with just a simple story & plot. 

The story was merely about a bicycle messenger Wilee who picks up an envelope which then attracts the attention of a dirty cop who wants it. As the story continues, the plot unfolds with  flashbacks that reveal piece by piece of the whole story. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a good job in the latest Chris Nolan movies such as The Dark Knight Rises & Inception, in Premium Rush he too did a good job. There will be another movie he will be starring in too; Looper. 

Alright, Simple story with fast-paced action.
The plot contains a few humourous lines which are good to lighten the story a little. Cool bicycle chase scenes & stunts can be seen throughout the film. Good utilisation of flashbacks to uncover the story of the movie.

The acting of the main actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Dania Ramirezwere really good although Michael Shannon's character as the cop could have been better in my opinion. 

The visuals were really good. The cinematography of the movie & all.

All in all, the movie's overall story & idea was good, something new in my opinion. It was all good & worth a watch. (: 

My Rating?

Plot : 3.5/5
Storyline : 3.5/5
Effects** : 4/5
OVERALL : 7.25/10.



JamesKYTan said...

Wow! I will be watching Premium Rush on Saturday 2:00pm at Tropicana City Mall. I won two tickets from Sony Picture Premium Rush/Facebook Contest. They will announce the Grand Prize Winner of a Bicycle. I sincerely hope that I can win the Grand Prize with God's blessings.

Iriene said...

Truly entertaining and adrenaline rush too :) I like the way they unfold the story - very interesting!
However, they are a few parts that I need to recap and understand. How the transaction ifo leaked out? Is it an insider job...hmmm.. need to watch again or ask someone to review and

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)