Locke – 4 out of 5
Having a story take place all in a very specific locale can be a hard thing to do. The audience might get bored seeing the same locale for the entire story and may need an explosion to help shake things up—but the explosion will ruin the locale and change the entire dynamic of the original idea. Sometimes setting a film in a single place can be pretty cool and the final product is really good—like Buried with Ryan Reynolds. The film took place entirely in a grave and it was a very intense film—especially for dudes who suffer from claustrophobia, like me. Locke, on the other hand, takes place entire in a car. Is it a great ride filled with comfort and convenience and extra large cup holders to hold my Mega-Icee from the gas station or is it a dry boring ride on a bumpy rode on a hot day with no A/C and the Mega-Icee has the bladder filled to bursting and the next rest stop is 20 miles away?
|"Alright, I got my all One Direction mix tape and I'm ready to ride!"|
|That's the same look I have every day on my drive to and from work.|
|Also, he blows his nose at one point.|
|It would be amusing if an edit of this film existed with all of Locke's lines done|
in the Bane voice.
|"Sir, I understand that you are frustrated but OnStar can't deliver a beer to you."|
|Oh fuck! Drive faster! J. J. Abrams is behind you!|
|"That dude is mooning me...people still do that?"|
|And the movie ends on a cliffhanger as it is revealed that he is on the Highway|