Here’s my Ambulance review which is now showing in cinemas starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez! The film is directed by Michael Bay!
Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that’s carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT worker. Caught in a high-speed chase, the two siblings must figure out a way to outrun the law while keeping their hostages alive.
The movie is a pretty straightforward movie, a heist and action film. Basically, they just want to get away with the money they stole from the bank and ends up using an ambulance as a getaway car. Unfortunately for these two, the police are quickly able to track them down and that’s where the drama ensues. Danny and Will go from one problem to another and ends up in a *tada* hospital.
One thing that I have to comment here is that its pretty much one HUGE car chase; like we never even bothered being a tad realistic like running out of gas. The bigger concern actually is how they can save the injured police officer that they also shot earlier in the film.
Casting here is good. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is always a wonderful actor to watch whether its on Aquaman or Watchmen or even The Matrix Resurrections. He plays the role of Will a vet who reconnects with his brother Danny Sharp played by Jake Gyllenhaal. I can get behind the fact that the characters are brothers in the story and they have a seemingly ok rapport with each other too.
There’s Eiza Gonzalez too who is the paramedic/ first responder who gets thrown into the mix when the surviving heist bros hijack the ambulance to escape the police who were almost able to stop the bank robbery from happening. I also have these major Megan Fox vibes with Bay utilizing Gonzalez’s onscreen without having to resort to showing too much skin. She can act after all. Sadly though, she’s not getting too much material but at the same time, what she’s given she really pushes to the next level.
The Michael Bay standards are already here. Fast cars, explosions and a beautiful girl to cap it all off. Bay continues to prove that he’s a master of this genre and he’s still not showing signs of stopping. There are still a lot of cars flipping around, explosions, gorgeous gun fights, weird cars that defy the laws of physics.
I also have to give you a warning that there are some very gory scenes here so if you are planning to watch this and you have a weak stomach, you have been warned.
There were several moments in the film that I was actually waiting for the cars to transform into autonomous robots and continue the car chase throughout Los Angeles.
This film gets an additional good nod because of the atmosphere that really sets the pace and vibe for the film. It surprises me that I only noticed this now; so maybe Michael Bay is slowly gearing up his game when it comes to musical score and needledrops.
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