I wasnt feeling this movie when I heard it was in development.
But let's put that aside, there’s an objective & a plan & despite this being a remake/reboot, there is a sense of danger & there are consequences for mistakes unlike #Oceans8.
By the way, “#Priest” is our main characters name, not #Superfly, as many people mistake. “Superfly” is an adjective. It’s a style. It’s a way of life and it's a philosophy.
#JoelSilvers fingers are all over the fun parts of this movie. The action scenes, the car chases are all some of the better parts of this movie.
#DirectorX takes Alex Tses screenplay and just polishes the hell out of this movie. Everything is really slick & stylized & it looks great. It also adds 20 minutes to this movie that I think would make the movie more enjoyable if it were just shorter.
Once we get to the plan to “get out for good” I do have to question, eh, why not get out right now? $33 million dollars can last a long time in Montenegro as it is. But once we’re on the final plan, its running smooth. And then of course its not running smooth. People within Priests organization keep going over his head, but probably because they saw him going over Scatters head and its just a cycle that repeats itself in this movie, in all the crews.
And then we meet some corrupt cops too…
#TrevorJackson playing Priest is definitely the standout in this movie. #JasonMitchell from #StraightOuttaCompton plays a great lieutenant. #BigBankBlack who plays Q is a solid domestic gangster comparing him to Gonzalez played by #EsaiMorales who’s good in everything and makes you wish he was in more stuff. There is a time when I am looking at 3 guys on screen and cant tell which on is #RickRoss who plays a character named Stacks.
This hyper version of the 1972 cult classic has lots of guns, cartooney villains, great fight scenes, as well as great car chases throughout Atlanta and of course 2 of the 3 staple songs from the original movie.
Im happy to give this movie four out of six blueberries.
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