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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Premium Rush

Living in a big city like Toronto, I have a love/hate relationship cyclists.  I have no issues with people that treat bicycles like the vehicles that they are and obey the rules of the road.  However, it annoys the hell out of me when I come across cyclists that seem to believe they can bike wherever they want (including the sidewalk).

Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the protagonist of Premium Rush is one of those types of cyclists.  As a bike courier, he takes pride in his ability to cycle in and around New York traffic to get from point A to point B in the shortest possible time.  Of course, this task becomes more difficult when he crosses paths with a corrupt cop (Michael Shannon), who just happens to have an interest in Wilee's latest delivery.

I thought that this was a fun film, even the story would probably make an even better video games.  Wilee is portrayed very much like the protagonist of many a driving videogame, including the fact that he seemingly has the ability to pause and access which route has lesser chance of getting him killed.  Of course, this videogame-like aspect only helped with my enjoyment of the film.

Overall, this was an entertaining film to conclude my summer movie viewing.

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Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).