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Episode 003: Getaway (2013) – Strap Yourself In

Maximilian Rivera April 12, 2016
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To save his kidnapped wife, Brent Magna must drive at the orders of a mysterious man, but things get complicated when a teenage girl forces herself into the mix.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 2%

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Here we are, we’ve reached a milestone–2%! And thankfully, Getaway lacked Dana Carvey, racism, and turtle impressions. But it was also missing snappy dialogue, thrilling car chases, and characters we cared about. I guess you can’t win them all, can you?

The strongest thing Getaway had going for it was Ethan Hawke, who sleeps on his own likability throughout most of the film. I mean, the rest of the film is Jon Voight’s baffling performance (and gross mouth closeups), Selena Gomez seeming out of place, and what should have been phenomenal car chases that are reduced to awkward, choppy edits.

Don’t remember Getaway? Here’s the trailer:

​This is probably the best scene in the entire film:

What could we have subjected ourselves to this week? Epic Movie and Left Behind should tell you everything you need to know.

I mean, we’re pushing the needle towards “better” every week, but I’d be damned if these aren’t still some oddball films at this stage.

And speaking of weird films, the next movie we review Battlefield Earth. Strap your thetans in!

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.