Demotivational Poster of the Day

Demotivational Poster of the Day

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Armored (2009)

The war veteran, Ty Hackett, is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father, and is raising his brother Jimmy alone. He teams up with Mike's brother-in-law, Baines, and their coworkers Quinn, Palmer and Dobbs. One night, Mike invites Ty to join in the robbery of two armored trucks transporting forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after Mike promises that nobody would be hurt in the heist.

Armored is exactly what I expected and it is exactly what it is supposed to be: a typical, action-packed heist movie. Like many modern action movies, the acting is mediocre, the drama forced, and the plot needs some suspension of belief. Armored also relies heavily on genre convention, deriving from movies like Die Hard and Panic Room. Despite its flaws, this heist movie entertains with some cool explosions and exciting action sequences. If the premise and trailer appeal to you then you will not be disappointed.

Am I the only one that thought when I saw the preview for this movie that it was going to be funnier? And of course, the only funny part was in the preview. When I got past the fact there was no comedy, I found this movie to be very slow moving. Too much time spent with the "bad guys" beating on the armored vehicle with a random piece of metal. Good plot though, just wish it was more action packed.

Loved the fact that there were some awesome supporting actors all compiled into this movie. Hard to go wrong with an ensemble like that.


***/*****

3/5 Stars

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