Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Rush



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE VIEWED: 10/13/2015


TITLE: Rush


FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 2 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 30.3 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3094.5 miles


SYNOPSIS: Two undercover narcotics officers try and take down a local drug kingpin in rural 1970s Texas.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Ah….life is tough and then you die?  Undercover narcotics officer is not a good career move?  Drug users are seedy people, what a surprise.  This ain’t Miami Vice.


PROS AND CONS: Not a terribly bad film, just not a very engaging one.  In my view, in order for a film to be engaging you have to identify with the characters in some way.  Such was not the case here.  These folks were on the fast track to nowhere and we get to sit and watch, oh joy.


It was interesting to observe the acting, since both of the main stars are well known (Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason-Leigh).  Yet, neither were very likable in their roles and I had the impression that they were both just sleepwalking through their some of the scenes.  


The best thing about the film is its soundtrack, thanks to Eric Clapton and a concordium of classic Texas rock and roll / country.  Other than that.  I would pass on this one.



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.