Hurricane Heist

  • 24 Mar - 30 Mar, 2018
  • Farheen Jawaid
  • Reviews

Hurricane Heist is just what the title implies. There is a hurricane, while a heist is in progress. With a descriptive title like that, it’s better to expect what it sounds like: a 90s action movie recap with a whole lot of popcorn logic.

Will (Toby Kebbell, very likable) and Breeze (Ryan Kwanten) are two estranged brothers whose father died in a hurricane when they were children. Grown up, Breeze has drinking issues after leaving the army and Will is a meteorologist with ambitions to stop hurricanes.

Then there is Casey (Maggie Grace), the lead security gal for the treasury. She and her crew are in-charge of delivering expired money to the mint for shredding, however she is soon betrayed by most of her co-workers led by Perkins (Ralph Ineson), who just want to get the money and retire to a peaceful life in Ireland.

Perkins, his goons and his two hacker (Melissa Bolona and Ed Birch), are dressed for a night out rather than robbing money, intend to get away while the hurricane distracts everyone from their robbery.

Will and Breeze (one of few left in town) help Casey with the group of thieves, while trying not to get kicked in the butt by mother nature’s bad mood.

Many ridiculous action sequences whirl one after the other, and if you want to even vaguely enjoy the movie you dare not use anything more than popcorn logic. That is the only way to view the movie.

Directed by Rob Cohen (the first The Fast and the Furious, XXX and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) keeps it silly and fast, knowing fully well his genre. Don’t not be mistaken though. Hurricane Heist is a true two-star movie, and you can’t blame it for not being anything otherwise. It is what it says it is, and nothing more.