Vehicle 19 Movie Reviews
User reviews on Vehicle 19
Paul Walker is a cutie and seems like a genuinely nice guy so I don't get why he only gets cast in movies that always have him playing second fiddle to . . . an automobile. Typecasting? I dunno. After the Fast and Furious movies he's back in this flick about a guy who gets out of jail for a minor charge and ends up being used by the cops in an elaborate scheme to cover up governmental corruption. He ends up renting a car that was planted with a girl in a half dead state of horror. Soon he learns that the cops are trying to plant the crime on him. Eh, ok. It's okay for a time pass sort of an afternoon but it doesn't put up much muster when it comes to a more serious entertainment effort. On the whole, I would say that this is strictly for fans of action movies, cop movies, and Paul Walker. He tries his best to act - you can tell - but sometime he just aint feelin it. Awwww!
Paul Walker just reintroduced himself to the moviegoing public with the smash hit Fast and Furious 6. Much of that film’s credit, however, has gone to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, and the movie’s shiny assortment of flashy sports cars. So why does Walker choose as his immediate follow-up the surefire B-grade flop that is Vehicle 19.
Walker plays a ne’er do well named Michael who just got out on parole. Like just got out. The first thing he ends up doing, of course, is getting caught up in yet another scheme perpetrated by the cops whose corruption he has newly unearthed. It also doesn’t help that there’s a girl in the trunk of his car that the cops are gonna try to pin on him. How does an ex-con with a kidnapped female prove he’s not just innocent but that the cops are the real criminals?
To his credit, Walker does the best he can when the script calls upon him to turn on the histrionics. Not a natural actor, he lends a rough-hewn charm to the character that makes him somewhat of a cypher which works in this story. More of an extended episode of Law & Order meets The Golden Boy than a full-fledged feature.
This is an action/mystery film about a recently paroled man who picks up the wrong rental vehicle with a tied-up female in the trunk and the whole police force after it. I did not like this film and do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. The chases are not impressive at all and what is a car chase film without a decent car chase? The idea of the film is actually interesting, unfortunately it was not executed well and the film was just mediocre. I thought that Paul Walker was a great lead and he did a really good job, however it was not enough to save this film. I think the main flaw of this film was the lack of energy and an action film without energy is a fail.