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Sunday, November 26, 2006

"The Rundown" review

The Rundown (2003)

Directed by Peter Berg
Writing credits R.J. Stewart

The Rock .... Beck
Seann William Scott .... Travis
Rosario Dawson .... Mariana
Christopher Walken .... Hatcher

The Rock goes to the Amazon. He's looking for the wayward son of a local gangster. Stifler, I mean Travis, (Seann William Scott), is hanging out in the jungle looking for ancient artifacts. Unfortunately for him, he's looking in Christopher Walken's domain. This brings trouble. The Rock and Stifler/Travis head out into the jungle to escape Walken and have various adventures.

I was confused and bewildered by The Rock's initial stance on firearms. You don't use guns? Don't like them? Sacrilege! How can you maim and kill your countless enemies? Thankfully, The Rock comes to his action hero senses and picks up his guns when necessary.

Before The Rock's renewed love affair with firearms, there were plenty of good fight scenes. The best was when they ran into the tribesmen. "OK, Hip-Hop." That little guy was all muscle. Everybody gets a good thrashing in this flick.

Overall, it's a decent action flick. I enjoyed myself.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 Rocks getting a good thrashing

2 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

My missus loves the rock, and I always enjoy watching Chris Walken, so this sounds like a must-see.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

It's a solid action flick. She'll like it if she's a Rock fan. Plenty of fighting in this one. Walken is funny too.