WALKING TALL - Movies by You
Apr. 5th, 2004
05:18 pm - WALKING TALL
Starring: The Rock, Neil McDonough, Johnny Knoxville
Director: Kevin Bray
Plot Summary (from movies.go.com)
After returning home from serving his country overseas, Chris Vaughn (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) finds his hometown infested with drugs and crime. Picking up a four-by-four, Vaughn begins kicking butt and taking names in an effort to clean the place up
No one could accuse this movie of moving too slow. In fact, it almost seemed like it moved *too* fast at times. There were a few subplots it seemed like they were trying to open, but didn't give them the attention they deserved--the lead's relationship with his love interest, and his nephew's drug problem--both of which played into the main plotline, but were explored too much to be forwards but not enough to stand on their own.
Otherwise, it was excellent. Action movies don't require a lot of acting talent and the cast supplied enough to make it work, the editing, aside from leaving you wondering what elements were actually important, was done well and the cinematography was believable for the story. Very good action sequences as well, particularly the huge shoot-out at the end.
My two words to sum up this movie? Bad. Ass.