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>> Monday, November 1, 2010


If you don't know what Faster is, I'll give you the plot summary as outlined on

An ex-con (Dwayne Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.

Now, I don't care if it's a typical storyline or if sounds like something we've heard of or seen before. There are plenty of great movies out there that aren't 100% original. Whatever. The reason I refuse to see Faster this month (or any other month for that, matter) is because the dialogue and the way the story line plays out will undoubtedly be unoriginal. Although it may contain some cool action (well, it better), and even though Dwayne Johnson has finally taken a break from his Disney career (save for The Other Guys), lines from the trailer like "Sermon's over..." are of the things that make eyes roll. It's feels as if I'm watching a trailer that looks like it should have preceded Tropic Thunder (2008).

Keep in mind, I'm not saying some people won't enjoy Faster, I can see the appeal and it has all the right ingredients to make some movie goers go gaga - muscles, cars, guns, rebellion, etc. So, don't let me hold you back. I'm just saying with movies like Due Date, Megamind, Morning Glory, Skyline, Unstoppable, Harry Potter, Love and Other Drugs, The Next Three Days, Tangled and (maybe even) Burlesque coming out this month, you have a near unprecedented choice of other films to see besides Faster. But should none of them sway you, Faster will be in theatres November 24th, and the Wal-Mart $5 bin same time next year.


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