Monday, February 8, 2010

my thoughts on.... 'Shuttle'

how many times have you been at the video store and saw a movie case that caught your attention, but you never rented it....? the one that sounded interesting, but you were just never in the right mood for it....? the one that good pretty damn good reviews, but that just didn't matter.... you just needed the right day and time to commit to watching it.... well, this is that movie....

i can't tell you how long this one has been sitting in my queue for Netflix OnDemand and i kept looking at it and thinking that i should spend the time to watch it.... granted, it didn't have any big name celebrities.... it wasn't big budget.... the storyline was extremely basic.... but something just was intriguing.... and the reviews kept talking about how the film stayed with them for days after they watched it.... and i love to watch a movie that leaves me thinking when it's over.... one that i keep coming back too and re-thinking over the finer points of the plot, the ending and the message....
the story starts out simply enough.... two girls are back from a trip to Mexico they're trying to get downtown and have a choice between two airport transports to take them where they need to go.... one offers a cheaper fare than the other and the girls are sold.... sadly, they made the wrong choice.... along with two other men that they met at the airport and a gentlemen that was already on the transport when they got on all head out towards their destination.... however, over the course of their trip they realize that they're not being taken to where they had planned on going.... and rapidly the trip decends into a hell ride....

one of the big things that kept coming up in the reviews i was reading is how the tension keeps getting turned up during the course of the film.... granted there are some big plot points that needed some fine tuning.... and some of what the passengers do to try and escape are flat out stupid.... but it doesn't matter.... you're so invested in the characters and the storyline that you just lose yourself in the action.... and as the story unfolds and you learn little by little what the plan is of the hijacker and how things are going to be played out.... you can't help but keep watching.... and that's the sign of good filmaking.....
all in all the storyline keep me 100% engaged and by the end i was left with a lot of questions and i couldn't stop thinking about it.... i don't want to give away the ending, but it leaves you with a feeling that you will remember.... it's not what i was expecting and i had no expectations.... and because of that i was pleasently suprised at how much it affected me....

i gave this 4 out of 5 stars for the impression it left and the emotional roller coaster it took me on.... i recommend that you watch this one with nothing else on in the background and you need to just focus on the film as it plays itself out.... this is not something to just casually view.... it's something to be absorbed and i would love to hear some other people's thoughts on the ending.... so drop me a line or leave a comment here.... if nothing else, it will make you think twice about the airport shuttle....

if you enjoy this movie, check out: i have no other movie to compare this too.... it's a film all by itself.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting... I will add it to the queue.

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