The Rundown was an enjoyable movie. It won’t be winning any Oscars, but it was a very good action movie. The fights are well choreographed and don’t come off as just another kick, kick, punch, punch fight from any of a hundred movies. Though I have no doubt that had it been real life every single character would have broken both legs several times over by the time the movie’s over.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shows that he has the chops to take the action star reigns from Ahnold. I just wonder if he’ll ever be able to get out from under the thumb of Vince McMahon. (Though admittedly the WWE hasn’t gotten in the way of his movie career so far.)
Seann William Scott fills the role of Travis well, though the character doesn’t offer him a chance to depart from his Stifler role.
Rosario Dawson is fine as Mariana, though I couldn’t help thinking to myself that there is no way that her character could possibly have teeth as white as hers.
Christopher Walken meanwhile is… Christopher Walken, though his style of talking is toned down from his normal way of speaking. He does an admirable job of fitting the character of Christopher Walken within the character of Hatcher.
All in all a good action movie.

3 out of 4 Stars.

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