Gone in 60 Seconds (Director's Cut) (Bilingual)
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Fasten your seatbelts for the extended ride of your life in this high-performance, fuel-injected GONE IN 60 SECONDS DIRECTOR'S CUT from producer Jerry Bruckheimer (NATIONAL TREASURE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, PEARL HARBOR). Never-before-seen footage adds fuel to this already high-octane action hit starring Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall, and sexy Angelina Jolie. A legendary car booster (Cage) thought he'd left the fast lane behind him until he's forced out of retirement to save his kid brother from the wrath of an evil mobster. It's nothing less than a full-throttle race to pull off the ultimate car heist: 50 exotic beauties in 24 hours -- and the cops are already onto them!
Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi) is a cocky young car thief working with a crew to steal 50 cars for a very bad man whose nickname is "The Carpenter." Being young and cocky, Kip messes up, so it's up to his big brother, Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage), to come out of car thief retirement and save him. With a cast that includes Robert Duvall, Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo, Cage, and Ribisi, it would be easy to say this story wastes all their talents--which it does, but that's not the point. This is a Jerry Bruckheimer film. A good story and complex characters would only get in the way of the action scenes and slow the movie down. No, Gone in 60 Seconds (based on the cult 1974 film of the same name) is not about the stars as much as it's about cars. Fast cars. Rare cars. Wrecked cars. All cars. Too bad director Dominic Sena (Kalifornia) doesn't come across as more of a gearhead; he seems less interested in fast cars than fast cuts. But is this movie fun? Absolutely, and it's fun because it's so stupid. With pointless car chases and hackneyed dialogue in one of the most predictable plots of the year, Gone in 60 Seconds is a comic film that's not quite a parody of itself, but darn close. --Andy Spletzer --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.See all Product Description
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"Memphis" comes home to help his younger brother, Kip, who has followed in his older brother's footsteps but is not as skilled at stealing cars. Having screwed up a major car boost, his employer, a sadistic, maniacal individual, will kill him, unless "Memphis" agrees to fulfil a contractual obligation of stealing fifty top of the line cars for which Kip's "boss" has made a commitment. The only glitch is that "Memphis" has a decidely short deadline in which to make his quota.
For reasons that those who view the movie will immediately discern, "Memphis" agrees to this thankless task. He gets his old crew together and with his former nemesis, a hard nosed detective played by Delroy Lindo, in hot pursuit, the games begin.
Look for lots of action, some great car chase sequences, and a bit of suspense. If you are looking for some mindless entertainment, then this film will fit the bill. Kick back your shoes and hang on for the ride!
Let me give the biggest and most continuous example:
scene: carchase ie; one car chasing another thru downtown L.A.traffic. One of these cars is a Shelby Cobra, one of the coolest muscle cars of all time. Here is what we see,
close-up of Nicholas Cages eyes
front wheel turning left
hands on the stering wheel
peoples heads turning as a blur goes by
.03 sec shot of the Shelby sliding into turn
more close ups of actors behind the windshields
Anybody see whats missing here, hello, the cars inthe CAR chase. Some earlier reviewer said this was the best car chase movie since "Bullitt",let me recommend a little aussie film called "MAD MAX". Even "Smokey and the Bandit" has better car scenes. I could go on but I'v made my point.
The action is so horribly clipped,cut,and blurred that I didnt care.
All that said, I really did enjoy watching the movie, although I had no doubt as to the resolution of the existential dilemma presented to Nick, given the fact he is the most worthy of the anti-heroes in recent memory, a good "bad" guy we root for from the very start. And he does have a special woman, (no, not the sexy Angelina Jolie, although she is sweet indeed) by the way of his special personal vehicle, a super-charge mustang he refers to by name, and seems to have male-female kind of bond with. The supporting cast here is terrific, from Robert Duvall to Will Patton and many, many others, all of whom contribute to a tight, entertaining, and eminently enjoyable ride of a lifetime. Enjoy!
I had hopes that it could be a rival to Con Air as Nic Cage and Bruckheimer made good with that movie but with GI60S there are no huge set pieces or ever-escalating chaos. Cage's character is lifeless and is poorly motivated. The villain is probably the most unscariest bad guy since the big rubber shark in Jaws 4. And the rest of the supporting cast are put to no use, included Angelina Jolie who is totally wasted in a role that means nothing. Robert Duvall, Giovanni Ribisi and Vinnie Jones are also put to no use.
That's another problem with the movie. There are far, far too many extraneous characters who do nothing to complicate the simple plot in any slight way.
Dominic Sena's direction mimics Michael Bay (who was already mimicking the Brothers Scott) and gives us that highly polished Jerry Bruckheimer shine. IE It's always sundown in long beach and when it's not the night is filled with neon signs.
Trevor Rabin, who made great music for Con Air and Armageddon, does a very bad job with the score. There are a few moments of what could have been something very cool but he takes the easy way out and scores GI60S with nothing but noises and musical chaos that matches the quick cuts and flashes (that passes for editing) onscreen.
The car chases (precious few as there are) do not entertain. The final showdown between Cage and Delroy Lindo (also wasted) quickly induces yawns and glances at the clock. And why did the final stunt have to be CGI? Real stunts would have been so much better.
Rent this one.
The DVD is in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and is in Dolby 5.1.
Most recent customer reviews
A group of people aspire to steal a bunch of cars in one night so they can rescue the worthless brother of the main character. Long chase scene at the end. Engaging.Published 9 days ago by ellison
Excellent movie fast shipping came as described would buy from againPublished 4 months ago by shannon
Love the part when Nicolas Cage stoled the 1967 eleanor with the sound of it. Very good moviePublished 5 months ago by Lynda
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