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starts as sort of a musical, ends as something else

As this director has done before, movie genres are indeed mashed up.

What I thought was very clever was the beginning where a bank heist and a Fast and Furious car chase were choreographed to Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion and then the next heist was choreographed to the Damned. They did a great job of this, turning everything into a sort of musical and the kid also dances his way to get coffee. The conceit is that he's always listening to something, so the world moves to what he hears in his earbuds.

After this clever idea, which fully drew me in, the movie morphs into a Tarantino type bloodbath. Jamie Foxx, in particular, eats the scenery as the baddest mofo ever, whose every normal daily transaction is either armed robbery or murder. It's all pretty silly as the body count mounts up and the overburdened plot points all have to be addressed (tape of mom, deaf foster father, love interest, etc.). But it's a fun ride and there is a lot of good music all through.

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  • starts as sort of a musical, ends as something else - tunenut 14:49:42 07/06/17 (0)


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