Destination? My Garbage!
Brett Johnson | 08/16/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Hmmm...I'm at a bit of a loss for words at the moment. The first thing I would like to say is that this is the first movie ever to cause me to experience severe chest pains. (Yes...I AM being serious and I'm not saying that simply for the sake of attempting humor.)This movie is so idiotic, my first recommendation would be for you to never, ever view it. With that said, if you must torture yourself, I would recommend that you remove from the room anything which might be thrown at your TV screen in a bout of frustration."Destination Vegas" is about a female attorney whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere (as if anyone's car ever breaks down anywhere else in a movie.) Anyway, she gets picked up by a creepy guy in a pickup truck. He has a magic shotgun inside the cab of his vehicle. Well, the attorney grabs the magic shotgun and makes the guy stop the truck and get out. Blah blah blah...yada yada yada.Let's get to the "good" stuff. A couple of hitmen are on the trail of the attorney and try and try and try to kill her. She tries and tries and tries to kill them with her magic shotgun. OK...why do I keep calling it a "magic" shotgun? Because at no time during the film does it ever run out of shells even though it is never reloaded. Also, it can never, ever hit any target no matter how close it is. Even a ... like me could do some damage with a shotgun pointed at a car only ten feet behind me. Somehow, the hapless attorney fires off a dozen or so shots without hitting a darn thing.The movie seems to drag on forever...and ever...and ever. Almost the entire film takes place on some obscure road which goes from southern California to Las Vegas. The only people who travel this road are people who are closely connected to the story. If you're looking for some exciting action once the attorney gets to Vegas, you are going to be severely disappointed. Only the last five or so minutes actually takes place in Vegas. They show a few fleeting glimpses of downtown Vegas and that's it.Why are there hitmen after the attorney? Who cares! Why was this movie ever made? Who knows?!! Please...just stay away! You'll thank me for it!"
As bad as it looks
firstname.lastname@example.org | Las Vegas, NV | 02/23/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've got to at least take a look at any movie about Las Vegas, but this had all the warning signs of being bad from the get go. You've got a lady on the box holding a shotgun across the back of her neck. She's wearing a red business suit (funny, but it's blue in the movie), which is slit all the way up to the hip. There's a Brad-Pitt look-alike also inset on the poster. So it makes no bones about what kind of movie it is, and I should have been warned. It's as bad as it looks. The lady is a lawyer, and is on the run because the two dumbest hit men in the world seem to be following her through the California and Nevada desert. Seems she's a lawyer, which of course explains why her business suit is cut so high. She becomes aware of some information about some South American deforestation, and this makes her the target of a hit so the nasty deal can go through. Along the way, she picks up, first as a hostage, then as a partner, someone the production team needs to look exactly like Brad Pitt from "Kalifornia". Their adventures result in not only multiple shootouts, but more and more of that blue business suit getting shredded. Every time she is running, which is a lot, something gets unfastened, in a very calculated manner, as it never gets unfastened as much as we'd like to see it. The Pitt clone notices this, and even though they are running for their lives, there is still time for a quick boink. We see what is probably a stunt breast, as it and her face are never in the same shot. But hey, if they can do this with Julia Roberts, why not this movie? One more quick note on authentication. The desert roads around Nevada are certainly the real thing, although I have no idea where they got the "Star Wars" sand dunes at the beginning. But when our heroes finally get to Vegas, they try make it seem as if they are driving down Fremont Street, the heart of downtown. The movie was made in 2000, and Fremont Street has been closed to traffic for years now. It's that kind of movie."
email@example.com | 04/28/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"no,it wasn't that bad this was just a ok movie but Sommerfield is surprisingly great"