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on 8 June 2015
"Brick Mansions" is set in a dystopian Detroit in 2018. It stars the late Paul Walker as an undercover cop who forges an unlikely "chalk and cheese" partnership with a self-styled vigilante (David Belle)in order to bring down a drug lord in a slum district of the city.
This Luc Besson scripted effort sounds predictable enough,but it has one or two nice little twists to hold the interest. Naturally it's wildly over the top to the point of being ludicrous; guess what, it has about ten thousand totally tooled up bad guys, not one of whom can actually get a shot on target, loads of wrecked cars, and a shed load of fight sequences. Nevertheless it's great fun anyway, with Walker and Belle making a terrifically charismatic pairing. Abandon any thoughts of realism, this is pure hokum, a purely escapist two hours of entertainment.