I always look forward to the end of the summer movie season. You can be sure to find at least one or two decent movies to watch in August that will entertain without suffering from all the hype leading up to their release. GI Joe, while I’m really excited to watch it, opens in August and if Screen Rant chatter is any indication, will most likely suffer from the hype and be judged very harshly.
If you want to find a movie worth watching you sometimes have to go off the beaten path; in this case, Hawaii. I think David Twohy’s A Perfect Getaway, which he wrote and directed, may be the sleeper hit of the summer and, if the film is as entertaining as the trailer, should be a great way to end the big movie season as well.
A Perfect Getaway appears to have everything I’m looking for in a summer thriller: Beautiful backgrounds, action, mystery, suspense and Milla Jovovich in a bikini. It also, helps that Twohy is a good writer, giving us the films Pitch Black, The Fugitive, Critters 2 and the upcoming The Brazilian Job.
If that’s not enough to convince you the movie has a chance at being good, just check out the cast: Steve Zahn (Saving Silverman, Rescue Dawn), Timothy Olyphant (Hitman), Milla Jovovich (Fifth Element) and, Marvel’s newly announced Thor, Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek). With these actors, I think Twohy has put together a pretty decent line up of people to push the story along. Below is the synopsis of A Perfect Getaway according to IMDB:
"Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) are an adventurous young couple celebrating their honeymoon by backpacking to one of the most beautiful, and remote, beaches in Hawaii. Hiking the wild, secluded trails, they believe they’ve found paradise. But when the pair comes across a group of frightened hikers discussing the horrifying murder of another newlywed couple on the islands, they begin to question whether they should turn back. Unsure whether to stay or flee, Cliff and Cydney join up with two other couples, and things begin to go terrifyingly wrong. Far from civilization or rescue, everyone begins to look like a threat and nobody knows whom to trust. Paradise becomes hell on earth as a brutal battle for survival begins."
Check out the trailer and see what you think:
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Good story, good writer/director, good location and good actors should be a formula for a good movie. Will it turn out that way or do you think it will be overlooked and soon to be on the rental shelf at your local video store?
A Perfect Getaway will open August 14, 2009.
Source: Yahoo! Movies