Thursday night movie – 10.10.13 Getaway

Getaway, it’s an appropriate tile because all I wanted to do was to get away from this awful movie.


Ethan Hawk used to be an OK actor I am not quite sure where his career took such a detour but it is being driven in the same direction as this movie, down the pan. Now that that is out-of-the-way we can get to the crux of the review, our story starts out with a failed racing driver returning home to find out his wife has been kidnapped and we don’t know why (we don’t much care), and it is never really fully explained. He is told to steal a souped up car and complete a series of tasks, these consist of every car chase cliché in movie history, if he ever wants to see his wife again. Cue lots of screeching round corners and smashing into market stalls until he is told to take a rest.

At this point we are introduced to the delightful Selena Gomez as “the kid” seriously, her character doesn’t even warrant a name. Where she attempts to jack the super car (which turns out to be hers anyway) with all the acting skills of a rusty spoon. The story never goes anywhere and we rely on Selena the tech genius to deliver the narrative of glaringly obvious plot points. Then we follow them wheels blazing all the way to the end where *spoiler* the all just get let go.

This is honestly just an awful movie which seems like it was written by a 14-year-old boy with a love of fast cars and Selina Gomez, it should be avoided at all costs. It could perhaps be used as a very effective drinking where if you take a drink every time a car crashes you would probably be wasted within the first 10 minutes.

At least it wasn’t Insidious 2



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