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Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh, and it stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, and a slew of other recognizable actors and actresses. The film follows two siblings from North Carolina who decide to rob a massive vault underneath Charlotte Motor Speedway. They enlist the help of Joe Bang to assist them in pulling off this heist while a major race is going on above them.
Logan Lucky isn’t the type of movie that you need to be rushing out to see, but it’s one that if you do, you’ll probably have a fun time with it. The film is never necessarily great, but rather, consistently decent. It has some funny moments, and it can be pretty clever at times, but overall the film never became very enjoyable. It’s a slightly above mediocre film that you can have some fun with, but you won’t be missing anything if you don’t bother seeing it.
Decent films are always the most difficult to review, and that’s because there isn’t a whole lot to say about them. There weren’t any major flaws that stand out from Logan Lucky that hold the film back, it just never really reaches that next level. Across the board, most things in this film were fine. There wasn’t necessarily anything wrong. It just failed to leave a lasting impression. Logan Lucky feels like the type of movie that in a couple weeks you’ll completely forget that you’ve seen.
Channing Tatum and Adam Driver both gave pretty good performances in the lead roles. Even though they look nothing alike, they really sold the fact that they were brothers. They had excellent chemistry, and they both seemed to legitimately be enjoying themselves. The best performance in the movie, by far, came from Daniel Craig. I hesitate to even say that was Daniel Craig because his performance was so drastically different from pretty much anything we’ve seen him do before. He looked different, his voice was different, and even his mannerisms were different. He really committed to this role, and that really shows when watching the movie.
This film has an unnecessary number of popular actors in it. Many of which are only in one or two scenes at the max. Specifically, Sebastian Stan, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank, and Katherine Waterston had no purpose being in this film. In each case, either the role could’ve easily been played by a completely unknown actor or actress, or the part could’ve been written out altogether. They were basically glorified cameos. The only one that became actively distracting was Hilary Swank. She’s not in this movie a lot, but when she is, she gives an absolutely awful performance. It seemed like she was trying to simultaneously do impressions of Christian Bale’s Batman and Liam Neeson’s Bad Cop from The LEGO Movie. She was playing an agent of the FBI, and her performance reminded me of something you would see on SNL. That type of performance works fine for that show, but in a film like this, it became extremely distracting.
The one thing that I’ve noticed that might be holding Logan Lucky back is a lack of energy. The film isn’t that exciting. It never really gets you emotionally invested in the characters, nor does it have very many thrilling scenes. It’s pretty straightforward. There’s nothing really unexpected that happens in this movie. From start to finish, the movie never feels inspired, which really hurts it. Logan Lucky never builds up a lot of energy, and in turn, the audience never really gets into it.
Logan Lucky reminds me of caffeine-free Diet Coke. It feels like a much duller version of something that should be much better. Some may enjoy it, but for the most part, people will agree that there are better alternates. Logan Lucky is a decent film that might make you laugh once or twice, but it’s nothing too crazy. While I did enjoy the movie, it’s not one that you need to see in theaters.
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