Thursday, August 1, 2013

Movie Review - Vehicle 19

Title: Vehicle 19

Year Of Release: 2013

Review Date: July 31, 2013

Rating: R

Running time: 85 minutes

Box Office Gross: N/A

Site Rating: 4 out of 10 stars

"Vehicle 19" is the action drama starring actor Paul Walker, who plays an ex-convict named "Michael" who visits South Africa to see his girlfriend. He picks up his rental car, but the paperwork doesn't match, as an employee gave him the wrong vehicle. This is where his nightmare begins.

Spoiler Alert: Michael finds a gun and mobile phone in the car and shortly after, a woman who has been bound and gagged. The woman, Rachel Shabangu, is a South African prosecutor who has been kidnapped for uncovering a sex trafficking ring, targeting underage women and adult females. After some conflict, he rushes to get her to a judge to tell her story, but is chased the entire way by corrupt law enforcement trying to stop them.

"Vehicle 19" was an interesting film. In starts off somewhat quietly, but has many twists and turns along the way and a few surprises. It is not an airheaded film, too superficial to appreciate. However, it could have done without the profane language to reach a wider audience.