Movie Review - The Hurricane Heist
Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) stars as Will Rutledge, a meteorologist who works in the field studying the physical effects from weather patterns. He has a mobile, weather-tracking and weather-surviving unit in the form of a tank. A Tropical Storm named Tammy is about to hit the coast of Alabama and his home-town, which he hasn't seen in five years, so he goes to check on the place and to check on his older brother. He's also a good ole boy, a Southern gentleman, but he's very smart.
If one knows The Fast and the Furious movies, Will and Breeze could be compared to any number of the cast members, most notably either Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's characters. However, those characters built their brotherhood on screen, which we don't get here. Will and Breeze are already brothers whose relationship is supposed to be pre-established, but unfortunately the two don't get enough screen-time together to make us feel their brotherly bond. If anything, Will and Breeze mimic the relationship between Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez's characters in The Fast and the Furious.
Ralph Ineson (The Witch and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) also co-stars as Connor Perkins, the Irish leader of the criminals who come to the Treasury facility in Alabama that houses millions of dollars in cash. Connor wants to rob the cash before it's shredded in a plan similar to the one in both Logan Lucky (2017) and Den of Thieves (2018). The scheme here is obviously a million times more ridiculous, but that's actually why it's more fun.
Rated PG-13 for gun violence, action, destruction and language.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 43 mins.
Available on DVD/VOD.