Written November 30, 2010
....or even like redemption type movies. Not an oscar nominee,no wonderfully laudable talent...just alot of grittty,quick revenge,and some thinking moments. Comprehensive plot and a couple of secondary stories too. This is not a totally predictable film either. As always,with this genre,allow for some suspension of belief and enjoy your popcorn and a movie that keeps your attention. If you don't like this type-stay away. I laugh at the criticisms that point out exactly what this type of movie is supposed to be as some kind of disappointment. I will go one more time at matinee price.
Written December 14, 2010
My feelings about "Faster" are very mixed! The core mechanics of this film work well. The action is gritty and realistic, and everyone performs their characters well. It unfolds much like a mystery that keeps you engaged. However the subplots completely bog this actioner down! While Billy Bob is essential to the film, his whole subplot is lengthy and slows the action majorly, but really shows what drives him. The most unnecessary part of the whole movie however, was a subplot about a hired killer sent to take out Dwayne. It involves the killer and his girlfriend. It felt like they shoved a love story down our throats when none of it was necessary at all. They took forever to try and flesh-out this killer and make him human and it just hurt the pace and cause of the film overall. The director should have kept the killer's subplot to a minimum, if keeping it at all. So all-in-all a decent film worth a viewing, but the potential was wasted by the director.
Written June 02, 2012
Not a typical Rock movie role. Not for kids who may be Rock fans. Vengeance movie; lots of breaking in & shoot to kill. But some really good driving. . But it isn't clear exactly who what when where or why til about 3/4 through. Suspenseful and mysterious that way. Everyone absolutely everyone is beginning to look suspect to Rock. I liked that because they were cast not for their Disney role images. Maggie Grace makes more casting sense here than as Liam Neesom's daughter in 'Taken'. Carla Gugino's acting is really smart here. She's no nonsense. Kind of like her role in 'Righteous Kill' just the professional side. Billy Bob entertains with his brand of 'aw shucks' seriousness. A very frightening position to see Rock in. Good music soundtrack and very good acting all around. I am a fan of Rock and see now what he was going for in the movie. You know you're going to see it - so just get it done and write a review without telling what happens before during or in the end!! I did.
Written November 24, 2010
Its a good way to kill 1 1/2 hours if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Can you SMELL what the Rock is cooking?
Written November 30, 2010
Alright, I really wanted to see this movie. I saw the preview and was really excited about it. WELL the first 10 minutes were great but the story never really followed the rock. Everything seemed to revolve around other characters especially the dumb story of the person hunting the rock down. Why did we need to see the love story with the assassin? Why did we need to see him do yoga? Why did we need to see him shooting bottles with his wife? Everything should have been about Dwayne Johnson, NOT the other characters! The plot was alright but proper character development and priority should of been used. Why did they show the days listed in the film. They had no meaning! It seemed very CSI like. My review is dont go wait till it comes out on DVD!