Monday, March 12, 2018

Hurricane Heist will surely blow into Netflix soon

Movie Title:    Hurricane Heist

Grade:   C-

Rating: PG-13, 
1 hour 43 minutes

In a Nutshell: The title pretty much sums up the entire movie.

Am I the only one who is wondering if this movie was just an excuse to play the song Hurricane Heist: Rock You Like a Hurricane 

If you love weather-based disaster movies and don't mind a lot of dumb stuff, it can be a fun ride and like a lot of director Rob Cohen's movies, a guilty pleasure.   (Think The Fast and the Furious )                          

Tips for parents: 
  • Profanity
  • Destruction, shooting, explosions
  • People in peril 
  • Crime

Uplifting theme: 
  • Family
  • Honor

Things I liked:
  • The movie starts when Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992.  I remember it very well, because we were living in Georgia at the time and my husband drove down to Florida with a bunch of other guys from our church to help the people down there.  He returned with photos of unbelievable destruction.  It was truly heartbreaking.
  • Good stunt work.
  • A few twists.
  • I think this was the very first time I've EVER seen characters take a minute to go to the bathroom in the midst of all the action and commotion.  ha ha
  • Maggie Grace does a great job.  It was nice to see her empowered and capable after being drugged and helpless in Taken.

Things I didn’t like:
  • None of the characters seem like real people.  Lame.
  • Some really awful Southern accents.  Sometimes it's hard to even know what people are saying.
  • Some of the special effects look really fake.
  • Cliched, stupid villains. 
  • Cliched line, "Do you trust me?"
  • There is mention of the American terrorist Timothy McVeigh and his bombing of the federal building.  Some of the characters buy fertilizer and some other items at a garden supply store, while talking about how easy it is to create a bomb.  Gee, thanks for giving more wackadoodles out there the idea.
  • Dumb dialogue.
  • The ending was super abrupt.
  • Why did they dub over the voice of the little boy who played the young Toby Kebbell's character?  If they didn't like Leonardo Dickens, why did they cast him?
  • Supposedly, they spent $40 million dollars on this film.  Really?

Funny lines:
  • “You know, I think you’re a little psychotic.” – Perkins (Ralph Ineson)
“I think you’re a little bit right.” – Casey (Maggie Grace)
  • “I’m out of bullets!” – Casey
“How’d that happen?” - Will (Toby Kebbell) 
“I shot them all.” – Casey
“I fricken love Monday, you weirdo.” – Casey to Will

Interesting lines:
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absences of fear.”  Perkins, quoting Mark Twain
  • “Money is honey.” – Perkins

If you like this, here are some other disaster movies you might like:


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