The Hurricane Heist – A Movie Review

The Hurricane Heist (2018)

When I saw the first trailer for The Hurricane Heist, I thought – wow, this looks like a great movie!  It has an intriguing plot…I mean just listen to this: “Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.”  Yes?  What?  You’ve heard this before?  Right before I give a bad movie review?  Hmmm…

I think I misunderstood the movie, maybe?  If it’s a serious attempt at a movie, this is awful (and that’s how I judged it).  If this is a comedy that was poorly marketed, it’s below average.  Maggie Grace (Casey) is the lead female, so at least she’s mildly nice to look at.  Toby Kebbell (Will), is the lead male, famous for…something I’m sure.

I was questioning the movie at the 4 minute mark when the clouds of a Hurricane made a spooky face and growled…but I decided to trudge forward.  Let me just tell you that this is the most unrealistic movie I have ever seen.  And not just a part of it.  Sure, you could argue that The Day After Tomorrow is unrealistic, but it had good acting and “scientific” facts to back it up.  The Hurricane Heist just had…stuff.  I mean there is not one thing that happened in this movie that I remotely believe could happen.  I get it, it’s Hollywood.  People walk away from explosions every day but this?!  Blasphemy.

The next issue?  Acting.  Trust me, I’ve seen my share of films with bad acting – but this was abysmal.  I can’t decide if I love this part or if it threw it over the edge of “stupid movie,” but there was a point where Casey and Will park the car and they both get out and scream that they have to pee because they had been in the car for two hours.  Now one, that’s good – realistic because hey, you have been in the car and it’s constantly raining.  Might have to pee.  Also, no one ever pees in 95% of movies.  But it was just unneeded?  Then, when Will’s brother could be dead and people are chasing them with guns shooting at them DURING A HURRICANE, the two decide that a PB&J sandwich is a Godsend and the greatest thing happening.  Again, you may be hungry, so I appreciate it…but, really?  Top priority?

This movie would be good for a drunken night where you want something so mindless and stupid that you can laugh at and say “ha, did you see that hurricane?  That was cool!” buuuuut…don’t market it as a serious film?  Disappointed would be an understatement.  Thanks, Rob Cohen.

Rating: 3.7/10

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