Jim Caviezel Weekend – Transit (2012)

logoDirector: Antonio Negret

Writer: Michael Gilvary (Screenplay)

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Diora Baird, James Frain, Elisabeth Rohm, Sterling Knight, Harold Perrineau, Jake Cherry, Ryan Donowho

Plot: A gang of bank robbers hide their loot in the car of a family going camping. They chase down the family to kill them and get the loot back, but run into a fight.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Simple Action With the Family, Not for th Family

Story: Transit starts with a daring heist where the robbers walk away without a trace. Our four robbers Marek (Frain) Arielle (Baird), Losada (Perrineau) and Evers (Donowho) as they look for a way past the road patrols. Nate (Caviezel) and his family Robyn (Rohm), Shane (Knight) and Kenny (Cherry) are on their family trip when the thieves see their vehicle as an opportunity to transport the money past the patrols.

Once across the road blocks the thieves follow the family as they wait for their chance to collect their money but when the cars get involved in a drag race Nate finds himself arrested, leaving the thieves having to think of a new plan. Nate has just been released from prison making his speeding a violation of his parole and this trip is a way of making up the time he lost in jail.

When the first attempt to reclaim the money goes wrong the thieves have to bide their time before coming back after the family in a real cat and mouse chase across country.

Transit comes off as a very easy to watch action film, it never really challenges you as an audience member because nothing comes off new, all of the characters are very generic with the lead being a husband trying to keep his family together and the criminals all fitting the check box list. I will say this does keep you attentions from the moment it starts and isn’t afraid of just starting with the heist only leaving us with the escape attempt. I simply can’t praise this though because it will always go down as a forgettable action film because nothing truly memorable happens in the film. (5/10)

Actor Review

Jim Caviezel: Nate is the former criminal who is trying to rebuild his family life after a short stint in jail, he takes them cross country but when his family get targeted by a ruthless group of thieves he has to show how much he cares about his family against these men. Jim does a good job showing he is a good reluctant hero. (7/10)nate

James Frain: Marek is the leader of the thieves he stays calm for the most part before showing his true ability to snap after the money escapes his grasps. James gives us a solid villain with all of the clichés you need. (6/10)frain

Support Cast: Transit has a supporting cast that includes Nate’s family who have become distant from him because of his time in jail, the rest of the thieves who are all out for themselves and will easily turn on each other and a group of cops who try to help.

Director Review: Antonio NegretAntonio gives us a solid action film that really doesn’t end up giving us anything new but is easy to watch. (6/10)

Action: Transit has car chases, car chases, car chases oooo there was a fight and some shooting too. (6/10)

Thriller: Transit keeps you attention as you want to see if the family makes it out alive. (7/10)

Settings: Transit keeps the settings easy to watch but has nothing stand out in the locations with most of it being inside the swamp lands. (7/10)

Suggestion: Transit is one for all action fans to try but if your not an action fan give it a miss. (Action Fans Try)

Best Part: Caviezel is a good leading man.

Worst Part: Nothing original.

Action Scene Of The Film: Three way car chase.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: The Marine

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $5 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

Tagline: A Pulse-Pounding Story of Survival and Revenge!

Overall: Action film 101 hey that sounds like my site.

Rating 50

2015 Watched List Part 9

Over the past year I have seen an incredible amount of films and I have decided to share with you all which ones I have seen in what order. I am going to be doing these in groups of ten, where I will pick my favourite of the bunch and the worst of the bunch. I am also offering just for fun a chance for you all to guess which actor/actress I have seen the most films off.

So without further ramblings here we go with 91 – 100:

1. Clown logo A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all. A horror gem that redefines the transformation idea with a Clown.

2. Nightcrawler nightcrawlerWhen Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. Brilliant, Brilliant film from frame one to credits and second viewing this year.

3. Berberian Sound Studio logo A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. Brilliant and original idea that will test your sanity.

4. Trance logo An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. A real thriller that keeps you guessing.

5. Misery logo Few days after being rescued and sheltered from a car crash caused by a blizzard by a nurse who claims to be his number one fan, a well-known author begins suspecting the mental health of his saviour. One of King’ best.

6. Hercules logo The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. A disappointing animated film.

7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire logo A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. An even worse animated film.

8. Turbo logo A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. a guilty pleasure film that is awesome.

9. Imitation Gamelogo During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Brilliant look at an important part of the British History.

10. Mimic logo Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind. Great little creature feature.

The Best – Nightcrawlernightcrawler

The Worst – Atlantislogo

Star leading the way – Peter Stormare with 4 films so far.