I promise this will be the last mention of “Takers” on this blog! But after I was able to watch the movie again (I went with my play “auntie” Madeline; read more about her here), I was able to see the movie for it was. While I didn’t share too much about the movie in my post earlier this week, I’m ready to give you guys my true feelings about what I saw on the big screen and tell you why I’m mad.
SPOILER ALERT!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!! (If you haven’t seen the movie, you definitely don’t want to read what I have to say because I’m going to give away some of the story.)
First, let’s talk about T.I. It’s his fault, messing with those Russians, that Welles (Matt Dillon) and Hatcher (Jay Hernandez) got hot on their tail. Leaving that daggone bracelet at their home was stupid, but I guess that could really happen to any of us. And I’m mad he set them up and he was out for self, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Now, let’s talk about Chris Brown. I thought he was extra cocky doing that “salute” to the camera after they robbed the bank; that’s why he got chased (although I think his chase scene was phenomenal)! A follower on Twitter suggested he may have had a stunt double, which I hope wasn’t the case. He was able to catch up with his boys and survive the shoot-out with the Russians. And speaking of the shoot-out, was Michael Ealy not FINE when he saved the day?!?!? And then…the end for the brothers… Can I just say the way they died was WHACK?!?!?! After all the shooting and running and scaling buildings and perservering, they went out without a bang. That was one of the worst scenes I’ve seen in a movie. The next thing that made me mad was Naomi. I’ve never had to deal with a family member on drugs, but if she had kept her hind parts in rehab Gordon (Idris Elba) would have been ok. She stole his money, got high, got arrested, then ran off. Then when his life was in danger she was laying down in the back seat of the car. But I fault G a little bit because I would not have put her in a hotel…that’s just me, because I would would be worried they would go out and do something stupid…
So, for every one person that didn’t like the movie, there’s about 5 people who did. If you didn’t like the movie, tell me why? Maybe you liked the movie, but something pissed you off or you thought something wasn’t realistic. If so, what were they? Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
P.S. I just have to say Paul Walker was HOT when he commandeered that truck!