Running Scared ***



You know the preview for “Running Scared” does not do it justice.  At first glance this may seem like a generic crime thriller starring Paul Walker.  I know, I wasn’t too excited by that description either.  But this movie is like a cocaine bender through Disney Land.  That is the only thing I can think of at the moment. 

Paul Walker plays a low level thug, who is assigned to weapons disposal.  The opening scenes show a drug deal gone bad as gangsters and bandits shoot it out in a frenzy of bullets.  Oh, and this is not some lame PG-13 gun fight, this is fierce, bloody violence.  One guy will not be having kids after this shoot out.

When it is discovered that the bandits are cops, Joey, the Paul Walker character, is given the task of making the guns vanish.  But by a series of coincidences the gun finds itself in the hands of the neighbour’s kid.  He ends up shooting his father for beating him and his mother.  This leads Joey on an odyssey to get the gun back.

What transpires throughout this evening would be right at home in any Tarantino movie.  Especially when the young boy finds himself held captive by the two perverts.  This scene was so immensely disturbing that I did not know what to think of it.  But they come and go fast, and the movie keeps on truckin’. 

By the end of this me and my buddy were at a loss for words.  We were both in awe of how insane this film was.  It has been a while since we have seen a flick that did not care about the rating system and went for the good violence and sex.  But this movies goes so far over the top that you don’t really see the plot holes till the end.  But it sure is a fun ride.


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