Gone in 60 Seconds
Movie Stats & Links
|Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi,
|If you want them to think stealing cars is kinda
cool, bring them along.
|It's more a dude flick than a dudette flick, but
it's not all about cars so she might like it.
|Some scenes that got pretty close.
|Some shooting and stuff, but nothing gratuitous.
|The main plot is about stealing cars - what do
|Some pretty good one-liners.
"I stay my black ass out the pool."
"What kind of pervert gets his jollies off playing
with dog shit?"
|Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson
I wanted it to suck. I really did. But "Gone in 60
Seconds" wasnt that bad. It wasnt that good, but
it wasnt that bad.
Gone in 60 Seconds
A Movie Review
After seeing the trailer for about seven months now,
basically the same damn trailer not really saying anything
about the movie except that a bunch of guys are going to try
to steal a bunch of cars in a night, well, usually with a
lead time like that, thats my cue for a disaster of a
movie. Could you keep me entertained for a couple of hours
with a lot of car chases? Probably not. Could you keep me
entertained with fancy car after fancy car? Probably not.
Could you keep me entertained if Angelina Jolie gets naked?
Alright, probably so. Was any of this in "Gone in 60
Seconds?" Well, you didnt have two hours of car
chases, you didnt get fancy car after fancy car, and
Angelina kept her clothes on. Even so I still enjoyed the
The story line kinda goes like this Nicolas Cage
is Randall Raines. He used to be the king of car thieves
until he retired for personal reasons. The problem is his
brother, Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) takes up where his brother
left off, only hes not as good at it. He blows a boost
(stealing a car as they call it), really pissing off the bad
guy, Raymond (Christopher Eccleston), who decides if he
doesnt get the fifty cars he needs in four days, well,
Kip dies. This brings Randall out of retirement, to save his
brothers ass, and he recruits most of his old cronies,
including Sway (Jolie), and Otto (Robert Duvall). For the
job. So youve got the old-schoolers with the
experience with the new-schoolers, Kips buddies,
working together to steal 50 cars in one night. Its a
pretty busy night.
Yes, the story line is kinda stupid, yes, Angelina keeps
her clothes on, and yes, as one might expect, you get the
generic car chases (except with cooler cars), but
whats cooler about the movie is it just wasnt
car boost after car boost as one might expect. More
interesting is the prep work needed to get the boosting done
tapping garage door codes, getting laser cut keys,
tapping into the DMV to find out where cars might be, and
seeing that "The Club" wont always stop a thief. You
get some comedy, some cool car stealing maneuvers, a
creative use for Ex-Lax, and a role that for a change had me
like Nicolas Cage. I was able to lose my sense of reality
from the beginning (important in a movie with so many things
that wouldnt be based in reality), could get around
the stupid, cop sub-plot, really didn't care that much about
the bad guy, so I guess it was pretty easy to keep me
Duval was fun to watch as always, Ribisi played the
stupid brother well, and I always like Jolie even if she
wasnt used as well as she could have been. Big Cooter
came with me and said it was the second best movie of the
summer behind "Gladiator." I dont know about that, but
I really expected worse. I didnt get it.
With that its 3 ½ stars for "Gone in 60
Seconds" out of 5. No, wait, you know what, it's 4
stars out of 5. You know why? Because I won't
have to see that damn trailer in front of just about every
movie I have seen since November of '99.
Thats it for this one! Im The Dude on the