“The Italian Job”


FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Tonight I got to see a movie straight out of our movie book called “The Italian Job” which stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, Entourage), Charlize Theron (Prometheus, Hancock), Donald Sutherland (Mash, Pride & Prejudice), Jason Statham (The Transporter, Crank), Seth Green (Family Guy, Austin Powers), Mos Def (16 Blocks, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and Edward Norton (Fight Club, The Illusionist). The movie starts with a big heist in Venice, Italy with Charlie (Wahlberg) and John (Sutherland) leading a team to steal $35 million dollars in gold bars. It doesn’t take much to get the heist done and they succeed. After hiding away in the mountains for a bit and talking about what they will do with the money, they head down to cash in on what they stole. But as they cross a bridge, two cars on both sides of their car stops them, coming out with guns in their hands. It turns out that this was an elaborate scheme from one of their own Steve (Norton) who takes the gold bars for himself and shoots John, killing him. Luckily the rest of the team was able to escaping, giving the illusion to Steve that they are dead. Now Steve is a rich man and the team finally tracks him down to get revenge with a new team member: the daughter of John, Stella (Theron). With Charlie as the leader/plan maker, Stella as the safe hacker, Rob (Statham) as the getaway car driver, Lyle (Green) as the computer/technical specialist, and Left Ear (Def) as the explosives specialist, they plan to take back the money that is theirs and do whatever it takes to give Steve what he deserves. I thought the movie was pretty good. The story was good and the acting was great since I really like the actors and actress in it. The action scenes were great to with both the heists they made and the plans were great to steal the gold. I thought that the villain Steve was a good character with his scheme at first, but then he just got sloppy compared to what Charlie and his team had in mind for their plan. The movie did seem to get slow in the middle of the film, but other than that, the movie was really good. I would recommend this to anyone that hasn’t seen it. FINAL SCORE: 85%= Juicy Popcorn

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