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The Hurricane Heist: wasted plot?

10/03/2018

The Hurricane Heist: wasted plot?

I usually don’t talk that much about movies I don’t like on the blog. But, for a change, I’ll tell you what I didn’t like in The Hurricane Heist movie, by the producers of Fast &  Furious and xXx.

Two Stars [Review] — I was rather disappointed.
I was rather disappointed.

Synopsis

After the announcement of a Category 5 hurricane and the evacuation of the city, thieves decide to break into a highly secure federal building to steal $ 600 million in bills supposed to be destroyed.

 

GOOD POINT : Mother Nature is on fire 🔥

I usually really love movies like that. Movies where we get to see Mother Nature in action : storms, lightning bolts, wind, tsunami. Hell, I even like this in real life. Not the casualties, obviously but just the “nature-revolting-itself” part. Even though it’s not as harmless as a sunset, it’s as pretty watch.

In the middle of the Hurricane, The Hurricane Heist (2018)
In the middle of the Hurricane, The Hurricane Heist (2018)

As much as I could criticise this new motion picture on many aspects, I have to say that the production design part was relatively good. It wasn’t mind-blowing or anything but it was still cinematographically interesting!

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT : LIGHT WRITING

The Hurricane Heist, Movie CoverOkay, now that we have put aside what I liked in this movie, let come to what I didn’t like. The writing was way too light. Three minutes into the room and you can already guess what will happen to who and how. It was way too obvious for it to be actually enjoyable. 

Even if I liked the cast, particularly Toby Kebbell (known for his role in Black Mirror) and Maggie Grace (Twilight, Taken) the acting wasn’t breath-taking either.

If there is one thing that I dislike more than watching bad movies is watching promising plot and images turned into bad movies.

Basically, this movie could have been great, really great. If the writing was a little better, I would have been more lenient on the other aspects. But considering the missed opportunities, I would give it :

Two Stars [Review] — I was rather disappointed.
I was rather disappointed.

Should you watch it?

Okay. So, honestly for once, I wouldn’t really recommend this movie. It did the job of entertaining me but, I’m not sure that if I had to do it again I would pay to see it.  So, unless you have an unlimited cinema card or unlimited free time, I would suggest that you see another movie instead.

Here are some movies you could see these days instead :

Have you seen Hurricane? If you agree or disagree with my opinion, I would love to talk about it with you in the comments!




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