Unhinged (Action/Thriller) 2020 [Movie/Review]

7/10

Year: 2020
Genre: Thriller
Director: Derrick Borte
Original Title: –
Source: Stream

PLOT:

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that takes something we’ve all experienced- road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you’re driving next to.

OPINION

There might be something wrong with me, but I totally understand his rage. Peoples selfishness, people being extremely rude, people who are cooky but can’t back it up, and when people call them on it they scream for help. Then ok, he maybe goes over the top in his revenge, but again, I understand his rage.

A big bellied Russell Crowe (fat suit) makes a great performance, and I have to admit that I had my reservations beforehand.

This kind of revenge thriller that could easily have been released 20 or 30 years ago, but then would have a less “barf” ending. Then you wouldn’t already know how it would end before you seen the first minute. Back then, the could make movies original, even though they where low budget ones.

The obvious predictable ending, the butter dripping, slimey Hollywood ending Is what prevents me from giving this a higher rating. Of course Hollywood couldn’t go outside the set blueprint for movies like this.

Even after all my complains, I still enjoy it very much for what it is. I think next time I’ll watch it I just skip the last 5 minutes.

LOCATION/BACKGROUND

Filmed in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA.

The first movie to enter wide theatrical release in the USA after the closure of most theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the March 13th, 2020 releases of Bloodshot (2020), The Hunt (2020), and I Still Believe (2020) and the August 21st expansion of this film into 1,823 North American theaters, there was a gap of over five months with no new wide theatrical releases at all.

For this role, Russell Crowe wore a fat suit rather than gaining weight for the role like he did in the middle 2000’s. He was not comfortable actually gaining that much weight once again.

FORMAT

I watched this streaming so nothing to talk about here!


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