Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Aug 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Two firemen find a treasure map and on their day off make the trek to an abandoned warehouse in St. Louis in order to find the loot.
My Take on it – This is a film that I never heard about before Courtney recommended it to me a few months back.
Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how enjoyable it would be because if I had, I wouldn’t ahve waited so long to finally watch it.
This film has a great premise that works so well.
The idea to make a film about a modern day treasure hunt is a great one and they manage to keep things thrilling throughout as the stakes constantly keep getting raised.
Bill Paxton and William Sadler are both superb in the leads and they are joined by a long list of very familiar actors in supporting roles that help keep things moving in directions that one wouldn’t expect.
This film is filled with lots of twists and turns along the way that are spectacular because you really never know what to expect as things move along.
The choice to keep the story in one location the entire time also works extremely well and manages to keep the level of suspense and tension quite high the entire time.
This film was written by Robert Zemekis and Bob Gale who were the team that brought us the Back to the Future series and they manage to do a wonderful job with this story.
Bottom Line – Great premise that works so well. They are able to make a film about a modern day treasure hunt that stays thrilling throughout. Paxton and Sadler are great in the leads and the list of familiar faces of the supporting cast are also great. The twists and turns throughout are spectacular and the idea to keep the entire story in one location works really well in order to keep the level of tension high throughout. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was meant to be released on 3 July but this date was delayed due to the 1992 Los Angeles riots; the film was retitled and a new marketing campaign devised. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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