Saturday, April 8, 2017

Going in Style (PG)

Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Release date: April 7, 2017 (USA)
Director: Zach Braff
Based on: Going in Style; Written and Directed for the Silver Screen by Martin Brest (1979) Based on the original story of Edward Cannon
Music composed by: Rob Simonsen
Cinematography: Rodney Charters


There was something vaguely familiar about this movie, but I thought to myself maybe it just had the same theme or something.  Later, I checked it out and found out it was based on a George Burns et al movie of 1979.

Even if this was(is) a remake or a re-imagining or something, it became an entirely new movie that's acted well, the cast was chosen well and it was enjoyable in a happy/sad, bittersweet way. It was well-directed too.

Morality wise is it laudable?  No, it is not.  The end does not justify the means.  Yes, the system did these senior citizens harm and it was unfair to the max, but to rob a bank and getaway with it just because you plan to emulate Robin Hood is definitely not deserving of praise and commendation.  

Anyways, I feel for the characters.  They have good hearts.

That's all I can say.  

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