Quick (2011) Review
Positives:Quick is a textbook popcorn flick, but in the most complimenting way possible,each person did a good job filling out their desired roles.
Negatives:The characters in Quick are quirky and fun, but they don’t always fit the situations of the film.,The main drawback of Quick is the humor: either it’s for you or it’s not.
Quick is a film directed by Beom Gu-cho and starring Min-ki and Lee Ye-won Kang. It revolves around Gi-su, a motorcycle courier. While on the job, he discovers that his helmet has been switched out with one that is now fitted with a bomb. Things go a little differently than planned when his previous flame, pop singer A-rom, wears the helmet instead. Gi-su and A-rom must work together to deliver packages to different locations before the designated time limit to prevent the helmet from detonating. A race against the clock begins as Gi-su tries to figure out who is behind the scheme while simultaneously evading capture himself.
Quick is a film that is packed with action from beginning to end. It’s easy to see what movies inspired it, and you may or may not be fond of seeing so many sequences in one film. Very few ideas are original, but they are executed well enough to be entertaining. There are a lot of explosions and the visual effects are very well done. If you are looking for an adrenaline-fueled romp, you’ll find your fix here, though you may encounter a few instances of déjà vu.
The characters in Quick are quirky and fun, but they don’t always fit the situations of the film. Many of the characters are just there for laughs, and they don’t react realistically at all. However, this does give the film the room needed to create some fun sequences, regardless of if you can tell exactly what’s going to happen. Even though the police force doesn’t respond to emergencies the way they should, it’s entertaining enough to keep the film going forward and keep the action dialed in.
For how the humor is, everyone plays their character as expected. The comedic characters are always doing something silly, while the main two characters switch from serious to funny at a moment’s notice. I didn’t feel like the film was miscast, though, as each person did a good job filling out their desired roles. The main two characters have especially good chemistry, and play off of one another well.
The main drawback of Quick is the humor: either it’s for you or it’s not. There are a lot of times where the mood is interrupted for a quick joke, and it doesn’t always work. This isn’t to say that the film isn’t funny, but it would have been better if the jokes were used more sparingly. Too many of these moments overstay their welcome and become tiresome during the course of the film. For some people, this one aspect may make or break the film for them.
In the end, Quick is a textbook popcorn flick, but in the most complimenting way possible. Most sequences have been done before and the quirky humor can be off-putting, but you’ll have a good time if you can just shut off your brain and enjoy the film for what it is. Just don’t expect it to take itself too seriously and you’ll have a good time.Quick (2011) Review,