Who's in It:
Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga
The Basics: A gun is missing. It's a "hot" gun. It was used to kill a cop. It's in the hands of a child. Bad people are after the child. And I mean BAD people. Like seemingly an entire city's worth of bad people. Also Paul Walker. Who is also bad. Well, OK, it's just his movies that are bad.
What's the Deal? This is when the letter-grade system just crumbles to dust. Because while this movie sucks in a really serious way and may be more like an old-school exploitation film than anything else that will probably come out this year, it's also so cracked-out and crazily entertaining that it demands to be seen. And really, any new movie in which Walker gets multiple hockey pucks to the face is OK by me, too.
Checklist of Awesome Looniness, Some of It Existing On-screen Simultaneously:
Meth-addicted Russian dude with giant tattoo of John Wayne on his back = check
Abused kid who shoots his stepfather = check
Multiple characters exploded, blown away or set on fire at point-blank range = check
Puffy, bloated white pimps who find it necessary to announce, "I'm a mack-daddy pimp!" = check
Hookers played by former MTV VJs who carry GED study guides with them on their shifts = check
Cheerful pedophiles who make kiddie snuff porn = check
For Fans Of: spinning cameras, lurid lighting effects, constant yelling, white people calling each other that N-word and the scene in The Butterfly Effect in which Ashton Kutcher stabs that neo-Nazi in the crotch. OK, all the scenes in The Butterfly Effect, really.