OUTTAKES REPORT CARD
MOVIE: THE GETAWAY
Director Courtney Solomon helms one of the worst film of the year. There are no redeeming features to this movie. I normally love action films, but this waste of celluloid gives action films a bad name.
Screenwriters Sean Finegan and Gregg Parker have written one of the most idiotic scripts since “Reefer Madness”. The story is so worn it makes Myley Cyrus’ jeans look new. There is no seam of reality, though everyone in this debacle is playing seriously. This story makes about as much sense as listening to Al Gore. The dialogue is geared toward second graders.
Ethan Hawk offers yeoman duty, but I don’t think there is an actor alive you can this thing credible. Selena Gomez attempts to play a part perfect for Michelle Rodriguez and fails miserably. Hard to be BA when you’re still in Disney mode. Third billing goes to Jon Voight. He is actually on screen for three seconds. That should tell you something.
It’s obvious Editor Ryan Dufrene had no idea what to do with the footabe given him by Cinematographer Yaron Levy. He crosses the 180 degree line indiscriminately and haphazardly mixes medium shots with close ups. After the first few chase scenes, the action is unwatchable. Sound Designer Chris Aud keeps the levels higher than an Emerson, Lake and Palmer concert. It’s a sure prescription for a major headache.
The body count in this movie should be larger than “Rambo”, but naturally, that doesn’t happen because the PG-13 rating for the Gomez fans must be maintained.
The producers made a lucrative deal with several auto manufacturers and attempted to see if they could destroy more cars than the “:Blues Brothers”. Unfortunately for them, “The Blues Brothers” was funny.
Gomez has 97 lines of dialogue, 92 of which are either “sh%#” or “holy sh%#”.
This is a stupid movie. A total waste of time. Pure excrement on celluloid.
FINAL GRADE: F