If only I could get paid for this, I’d be a wealthy woman…Now that I’m back to my normal Buddhist zero expectations, I had fun watching Michael Bay’s smash up extravaganza. Credit goes to Chris Fedak who adapted the screenplay from the Dutch original, who either added or maintained the perfect balance of melodrama with a varnish of comedic farce. Mind you, it’s not Die Hard, but a close relative.
Of course, the two male leads, Jake Gyllenhal and Yahya Abdul Mateen II (perfect as Bobby Seal in The Trial of the Chicago Seven) aid in making the film seem a tiny bit plausible. The sexiest EMT ever is actress Eiza Gonzalez, who appearance wise, could be Gail Gadot’s sister, and she makes me want to cry. According to IMDB, in addition to her gorgeousness, she can sing and is tri-lingual…hot mama mia!
Three more side men of mention are: Garret Dillahunt (12 years a Slave and No Country for Old Men), Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers and The Dry) and Wale, the latter who plays a comedic office assistant to J.G.
And fun fact, in my fantasy what if scenario, if someone said, ‘ok you can have a date with any of the men from this movie and you can return to any age to be age appropriate’, I would not choose the stereotypical woman’s choice of JG. Nope, I’d go back to age 45 and have a date with Keir O’Donnell, proving I am indeed a sapiosexual.
Go see this, just for fun. Certainly worth the expense Bay must have incurred to film it! And hats off to Loren Balfe who did the music and of course, Robert De Angelis, cinematographer (of Baby Driver, another great car chase film).