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Title:   Running Scared
Director:   Wayne Kramer
Year:   2006
Genre:   Crime
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.25.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.25.06Regal Gateway A Paul Walker movie, but a surprisingly decent one. Probably the most explicit going-down scene in a mainstream non-porn to date... unless you sort-of cournt The Dreamers... but after that it turns into a very fast-paced ride that gets increasingly complex and convoluted to the point where they are just piling twist after twist on you every other second. My personal hunch on the frantic pacing is to keep you from actually thinking about the plot while you are watching. You're so caught up in trying to follow what's going on that you don't really notice anything else. I think that's why I didn't have a problem with Walker's accent or the wife's acting (after her first scene) or how the ending really makes absolutely no sense... I was having too much fun just holding on and feeling the moment. The movie's a lot better than I initially thought it would be and had a little guts that I hope more Hollywood movies get back to, so for that I must say i'm glad. Now, though, after some time to think and reflect, the story really falls apart with hole. Oh well, though, it's still a fun time. The completely separate tangent of the couple who finds the kid in the van is super cool and creepy at the same time... a great little divergence from the main thrust of the picture that I would've thought would be the first thing to go with most movies so double kudos to Kramer for keeping it in, whatever his reasons may be.

A not-so-kudos to the entire crowd in the theater that I saw this in. It wasn't even like it was just one party talking all the way through it... EVERYONE talked. whenever there was a quiet moment like 8 people started talking to whoever they were with and the entire theater was loud with it. Couple tat with the particular people sitting directly behind me, who looked like they were in college but spoke like they were 6, yet to grow into that buffer zone between thoughts that pop into your head and what actually makes it out of your mouth: "why'd they shoot THAT guy!?, who's that guy!? oh that's so messed up! he's talking about HIMSELF!!" man... but old people, middle-aged people, everyone talked. is the whole world taking crazy pills? GOSH!
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