Day 11 of 30 of Writing Challenge
This is going to be a crappy movie review of the Russel Crowe movie “The Next Three Days.” The main reason why it will be crappy is I only watched like half of the movie. Sandy was watching the movie on Netflix and I happened to jump into it in the movie.
The movie stars Maximus, the chick from Jack and Miri make a porno as Maximus’s wife (we’ll call her Miri), and their kid played by a child actor who I could have sworn was in some horror movie about a kid who was possessed by the devil (I can’t remember the name of the movie, but it had a picture of this kid on the movie poster looking possessed, I’ll refer to him as Demon Spawn).
The movie starts out with Maximus and Miri at a dinner party with another couple. They are all laughing it up until the woman whose part of the other couple starts coming onto Maximus (after all he is Maximus). Miri gets all pissed since this girl is obviously hotter than she. It looks like they are going to fight, but Maximus breaks up the fight. As they’re leaving the party Miri is still mad that hot chick made advances toward Maximus. This scene is used to establish that Miri is hardcore…and add credibility that Miri could be a murderer.
After this part I zoned out for about half the movie.
When I returned to Maximus is trying to figure out a way to break out his wife who went to prison for murdering his boss. Using his Maximus skills of cunning he devises a kick ass plan to break out Miri (who we still don’t if she’s truly guilty or innocent). First he robs a meth lab. He tried to spare one guy, but as this is Maximus death and destruction followed. He needs money when he breaks his murderous wife out of the country (his salary as a community college teacher is not so good). After he gets the money, he plants some fake lab reports that says his wife is more sick than she really is. This causes the prison to immediately transfer her to the hospital. At the hospital he breaks Miri out by sneaking into her room and pistol whipping one of the guards in the face. He then manages to get out, pick up Demon Spawn who was at party a the Zoo, drive to Canada, and get himself and family to Venezuela. Meanwhile the cops chasing him thought he was going to Haiti. Maximus wins.
Overall the movie kind of stupid, but at least Russell Crowe was in it. The movie did make me think. If you break someone out of jail who turns out to be not guilty could you still go to jail?
2 thumbs down for movie. 2 thumbs up for Crowe.
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