Hi. No, this is neither a joke, nor did i watch the same film again. this time i am writing about the DUTCH movie „blackout“ from 2012. i usually don’t add the country of origin into the title description, but movies and TV shows with this name and sometimes similar theme seem to get released by the dozen. literally, BY … THE … DOZEN. just check the IMDB, you will be amazed.
anyway, THIS is how you deal with that sort of basic idea. now, this in contrast to the recently reviewed blackout (2012) is not a horror movie, but a grade A action flick, but boy oh boy, what a great flick it is.
Jos, an ex gangster, who stepped out of the business a while ago, because he is smart enough to know that it is unlikely to grow old in that kind of surrounding, is about to get married tomorrow. unfortunately he wakes up next to a guy that has a huge hole in his head and a gun laying next to him, with no memory as to what has happened the previous day. now, just as anyone does he is shocked and terrified, but after a while gets himself together, since even though he hasn’t seen a corpse in a while, he used to be familiar with such view. he packs the body in a trolley/sports bag combination, puts it into his trunk and gets on his merry way to dispose it. just as if that wasn’t a bad enough start for the day, a gangster boss from his past gets into his way and as it turns out 20 kg of cocaine gone missing the day before and Jos is directly connected to that disappearance.
this is where the real fun starts. our protagonist has to dispose the body, find out what happened and get the gangster boss his coke back. of course, it isn’t as „easy“ as it sounds and starting from that point, shit is just piling up. more people get involved, more bad luck gets revealed, more chaos gets created until a satisfying and action packed finale. it’s a blast.
what can i say, this is just a fun action/movie that is perfectly written and executed. every single aspect of it works. it has a compelling, conclusive story, interesting characters, funny gags, hot chicks, car chases, fights, shootouts and tiny bit of romance thrown on top of it.
bottom line: this one is just one of those movies that is fun to watch and that keeps on surprising you with it’s twists and turns until the very end.