Blog Description

I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Monday, March 14, 2011

57. Takers

                 While the concept behind a move like Takers may be strong.--kind of like a modern, hip hop version of Ocean’s Eleven. The execution was lacking some.  It goes to show you again that Musicians/Rappers/Athletes etc should not be Actors and really vice versa.
           Takers is about a group of professionals whose sole job is to rob. They plan one job a year. SO basically every year they found a bank, jewelry store etc and “Take” from them.  The story base is set up when one of the crew that was imprisoned gets out and comes to the rest of the group with a “job” he found on the inside.  They take this job even though they know that it’s only been two days since their last job. If they were as smart as we are supposed to be taking this job makes no sense.
                The movie does star Hayden Christensen, of Darth Vader fame, as one of team’s explosives experts.  Hayden gets a nice scene where he goes all Anakin after his mom dies on a group of guys trying to do him wrong. This movie would just be a waste and not remembered if it wasn’t for one outstanding sequence in which the cops try to chase down one of the crew members who is an expert at Parkour or street running. That whole sequence is amazing and THE highlight to the film. 

Final Verdict: Maybe if the entire movie was all parkour I would own it.


  1. I liked the actors in this movie. I thought it was pretty good. A couple things that I would have done differently but I can't say what without ruining the ending.

  2. If the parkour scence is anything like the Office episode where Dwight and Michael get into Parkour then this movie is a must see.

  3. I really don't think I would like this, so...sorry, have not seen, no opinion