Just because you sign a bunch of stars to star in a movie, doesn’t mean its gonna be successful let alone any good. Logan Lucky was so boring, uninteresting, and uneventful that I couldn’t wait for it to end. The story dragged on for what seemed forever, all the mean while never really getting me engaged or interested in the heist. The entire movie centers around a “major” heist of a few million dollars, that sadly lacked any real excitement. Some people are already considering this a huge box office success because of the story and the actors/actresses in the film, while saying that this is a throwback to comedies from a different decade and that the tone of the movie is a trademark of director Steven Soderbergh. I know I am going to be in a small group of people who disliked this movie, but I often find myself in this group so I’m used to it by now.
Seth MacFarlane was wasted in this suppose comedic story, while his racing partner played by Sebastian Stan, was hardly in the movie enough to even have a major impact on the story. If you blink, you may miss Hilary Swank’s parts, while Katie Holmes was a really bad call to star in a minor role. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are way better actors and people then their dumb redneck characters would let you believe, but they do their best to play the part. Yes, they do stupid stuff which will make you laugh, but this film isn’t non-stop laughter like you’d expect from the trailer. All this craziness leads me to Daniel Craig, a superstar who must have taken on this role to try something new and/or expand his acting abilities. If you can get pass the silly fake tattoos and crazy accent, then maybe you can enjoy his part in the heist or maybe not. The only small part I really enjoyed about the entire film was the interesting review of the heist itself. Much like the Ocean movies, what we see isn’t always the way things are really happening. There is never a dull moment during a high stakes job, while people scramble to make sure they leave no trace of their work. Sometimes these stories work and sometimes they don’t.
I know the majority of you are dying to see these stars step out of their usual elements, but if for some reason you decide to skip this one in theatres, you may be doing yourself a favor.
star rating: 3/10