Dont get me wrong, i like my ‘chick flicks’, but my favourite movie genre is action and, more specifically films with plenty of car chases and explosions…..and a big dose of vengeance….and maybe a political point made too.
I am a big fan of the Bourne films, I also like the Fast and Furious franchise and classics such as Bullitt.
So I was quite excited at the prospect of watching ‘Need for Speed’. It would have been a brilliant film, had they not used a woman with a fake English accent to play the damsel in distress (why do all Americans think we all sound like members of the Royal family) and a man with an uncontrollable eyebrow and a sore throat (deep husky voice) to play the wheelman.
It was a classic example of how poor casting can wreck a film.
However what they lost in bad acting, they made up for in amaaazing cars.
It was a very welcome distraction from the mundane trials of life (such as the tax man, the f***** tax man, an even worse Government and the fact that despite weeks of good weather, the one weekend we choose to camp at a music festival the mother of all thunderstorms is forecast).
If we pretend we are a family of mud loving hippos, it might still be an enjoyable experience.
This blog is for Unicef, a charity that exists to protect vulnerable children world-wide, including those in warzones such as Gaza.
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