There is a greatness to the badness of Ridley Scott's latest film.
It looks fabulous, as you'd expect from one of cinema's greatest visual stylists, and he ensures Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz burn up the screen with smouldering glances or sweet smiles.
However, like the beaten up truck at the heart of the drama, the script is peppered with holes.
Michael Fassbender is the eponymous protagonist drawn into a deadly world of drug runners, a vengeful mother desperate to have her son cleared on a speeding charge, and assorted colourful characters.
Many things occurred to me while watching the movie.
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Am I glad I saw it? Of course. In the same way that Showgirls was engagingly bad, this is a car crash of a movie, and you can't help rubbernecking.
Like Sharon Stone's interrogation in Basic Instinct, I guarantee Cameron Diaz's interaction with a car windscreen will be talked about for years to come, no doubt by Jeremy Clarkson and company on Top Gear.
Just a pity I didn't care about any of the characters, and the ending was so maddeningly frustrating.
Would I watch it again?
Probably not, but I'd rather see a gloriously trashy Scott movie like this than one which doesn't even register. More of which below.
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