Oh my. Premium Rush.

Major movies about bikes aren’t new, and they generally aren’t very good either. Inevitably, a movie about bikes will be met with much criticism from the cycling community. Especially a movie about a bike messenger. Especially if the movie is directed by the same man that wrote Jurassic Park, the new Indiana Jones, Spiderman, and many others. David Koepp is well known for his work as a screen writer and is breaking into the directing world with Premium Rush. A major budget action movie that according to Cinemablend:

The film centers on a bike messenger in New York City who is given an envelope with information that a dirty cop is desperate to claim. Think of it as 16 Blocks with Bruce Willis replaced by a twenty-something delivery boy and Mos Def replaced by a piece of paper.

Oh I’ll be there on opening night to see it to be sure, but I’m not going to hold my breath.


Seen on and further on Cinemablend

An example of Hollywood’s “messenger” : Blond Ambition. Jessica Simpson as a bike messenger.

One Comments

  • Flapper

    November 14, 2009

    Have you ever tried to take your bicycle thure the front door? Probably not, but one time I saw a jimmy johns kid who took his bike into the lobby then the secutity guard “stole” his bike.

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