Sunday, June 5, 2016
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
IMDb plot summary: A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.
Directed by Dominic Sena. Starring Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Duvall.
Well, this is goofy and ridiculous and also very fun. This seems to be RIGHT before Nicolas Cage went completely 100% crazy with his roles, but you can see elements of it here. Sometimes he's playing the serious dramatic part of someone trying to escape a life of crime... and then he has that "Low Rider" scene. Overall, this is a delightfully campy action flick. As I watched it, I kept thinking, "They're not going to actually do that, are they?" and then laughing out loud when they did. The few attempts at actual humor are pretty lame, and, really, it didn't need to be there, because a deadpan car chase where one person is driving backwards the whole time is entertaining enough. Christopher Eccleston is a great over-the-top villain, Nicolas Cage is an great far-too-serious good guy, and it's all a lot of fun.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Gone in Sixty Seconds > A Little Night Music
Gone in Sixty Seconds > American Outlaws
Gone in Sixty Seconds < Breakfast at Tiffany's
Gone in Sixty Seconds < Bernie
Gone in Sixty Seconds < Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Gone in Sixty Seconds < Zodiac
Gone in Sixty Seconds > The Reader
Gone in Sixty Seconds < All's Faire in Love
Gone in Sixty Seconds < Ugetsu
Gone in Sixty Seconds > The Abyss
Gone in Sixty Seconds < The Impossible
Final spot: #591 out of 2458.