Premium Rush (Blu-ray Disc, 2012, Includes Digital Copy; UltraViolet)
I expected the typical "action" cliche`s with this movie, lots of car
wrecks, guns, explosions, that sort of thing. Premium Rush has almost
zero of that, literally.
Instead, it has its own definition of "action", where it invites you
to try to imagine yourself, physically, in the role of the character.
The sweat, the fatigue, the momentary panic, the impact, the pain.
As an essay on how to make a very good movie without a lot of money,
Premium Rush basically says "simplify". So in addition to action,
it also has a plot which I found to be direct, interesting, and even
There are very few humorous moments in this movie, but again, the best
laugh came scripted from an unexpected source, and I found myself
relating to the character it was directed at. All in all, a very good movie. Premium Rush does a great job of accomplishing its goals.