Many fans of this movie are already calling for a sequel, and my hunch is, they’re right on the money. It’ll no doubt have a follow up after the story in this one ends. The nice part is they didn’t leave you with a cliffhanger so you’ll finish this one in a good mood. Especially if you like Ryan Reynolds! His signature style of acting is all over this one.
Just by watching the trailer, and because Michael Bay is the director, you know this movie is going to have action, action, and more action. Oh, and explosions. Well, it has all of that x 100. What I will remember about this film is the way it was shot and edited. I’ve never seen a movie with so much close-up detail in the action sequences. Many times I had to blink with an expression of amazement in what I was seeing. With that said, there were wide shots, too, where you’d expect medium or close-up. For instance, during a car chase they use an aerial shot of the entire downtown cityscape. In a teeny tiny part of the shot is the lead car streaking around a street. You may see the car, you may not. Nonetheless, the story continues and you may just need to go back 10 seconds to see again what you missed.
I really like that about this movie. The story itself is entertaining, too. If you like action, humor, and grand explosions, this movie is definitely one you’ll enjoy. Note, though, that the language is quite colorful. Lots of f bombs throughout.
If you watch this movie, comment below with your favorite parts, least favorite parts, and your overall opinion. Talk with you soon!
-Out of the Wilderness