Hello everybody! For today’s new movie show we have one of Paul Walker’s last films Brick Mansions.
DIRECTOR: Camille Delamarre
STARRING: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA
COUNTRY: United States, France, Canada
In 2018, in a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police have constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker), every day is a battle against corruption. For ex-convict Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts Lino’s help and together they struggle to stop a sinister plot that involves a stolen bomb set to destroy the entire city.
Eventually, with the help of Lino and Tremaine, Damien realizes that his father was killed by his fellow officers and that the mayor was behind the plot. Damien, Lino and Tremaine confront the mayor and manage to prove his true intentions and have him removed from office. Brick Mansions is welcomed back into the city, with Damien and Lino continuing their friendship.
Brick Mansions or Escape from Detroit, yeah lets start with that. Brick Mansions is a fun, stupid movie that if you just want to turn your brain off for a few hours and tune in for some awesome and ridiculous action, then this is the perfect film for you. Mindless action and plenty of parkour, I can’t forget about the parkour. On a side note, the two main stars, Walker and Belle, actually have some pretty decent chemistry with each other.
That’s as far as all the good elements go I am afraid.Brick Mansions is a forgettable action flick with actually decent casting. The film’s story overall is nothing notable, but it is just enough. Honestly Brick Mansions is just one film that I actually don’t have much to say about it. Maybe I will keep my mouth shut, or not…
- Plenty of action.
- Good chemistry.
- Turn your brain off.
- Lackluster story.
- Escape from Detroit anyone?
SCORE: 5.5 / 10
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