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Happy as you can see – a colleague treated us to a movie at GV VivoCity’s Gold Class last week. And being the excited suaku that I am, I went around pressing buttons, lifting lids, flapping blankets and being a general kid in a candy store.
The movie that we chose was Premium Rush (2012) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (woooot wooooot!), Diana Ramirez, Jamie Chung and Wole Parks.
It was a really happy-go-lucky film, but I couldn’t help thinking that it was primarily a cycling enthusiast’s project, with a storyline weaved in so there is an excuse to make a cycling film.
About 70 minutes in, I did think, stop cycling already and end this film! But one of the things I did like is the way they told the story nonlinear, mixed up out of sequence to keep you in suspense.
I also enjoyed some of the raw footages of the cycling chases, which looked like they were filmed hand-held on a smartphone. The chemistry was also very good between the two protagonists Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Vanessa (Diana Ramirez).
Before the film started, they showed trailers like Argo, Skyfall and Looper, and when Premium Rush came on with its happy jingle, I quickly realised that I don’t take so much to happy films – I much prefer them serious, moody and philosophical to the point that I can’t stop thinking about them for weeks.
If you want a good combination of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and moody films, I recommend Brick (2009).