Friday, December 31, 2010


Medium : English

Starring : Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood
Director : George Tillman, Jr.

Another movie from Hollywood with a title similar to the recent thriller 'Un Stoppable', has been released. This time it is 'Faster', done by Dwayne Johnson in the lead role. Don't you know him ? He must not be that much familiar to the viewers, but he is more popular with his nick name , "The Rock". A regular viewer of WWF (World Wrestling Federation) shows in mini screen, can easily identify this strong man. Don't forget that he has acted in some movies like 'Scorpion King', 'The Game Plan' etc.

The movie opens by showing the Driver (Dwayne Johnson) getting out of the prison after spending many years in it. He is determined to take revenge on the people who are responsible for murdering his brother. He is killing one by one who are there in the list. He is leaving the last man from that, as he has now become a preacher of God. The Cop, who has been investigating the case, reaches the scene and shoots him. What happens to the hero and the person who had hired the killer to destroy Driver is revealed in the climax.

The color and texture of the frames, gives us the real mood of an action movie. The use of such a location, the vehicle, hero's rough appearance etc are some factors that had given the realistic look. A couple of situations treated in an unbelievable way had destroyed the seriousness of the whole environment. The first one is the way in which the hero survives the bullet injury at the hospital. If you argue that such things can happen in real life also, then it can be accepted; secondly, the same hero escaping the bullet shot on head at the climax due to the metal chip, cannot be accepted at any cost and it became the main reason for me not to promote such a venture. The hero's face is clearly shown in the cameras, but the police with the advanced technology is unable to catch him, which is also an unnatural phenomenon. Dwayne Johnson had done the serious role well with the help of his gun, with out telling much dialogues.

'Faster' is a masala action movie from hollywood having some unbelievable situations.

Rating : 4.5 / 10

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