This story is set in New York City where despite the proliferation of email and fax there is still a need for the urgent despatch hence the courier service called ‘Premium Rush’ that is one of a couple such agencies which provide bike messengers to deliver stuff from point A to B in the bustling city.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day – a routine “premium rush” run – turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan.
I must say that I didn’t expect much from this movie but I was pleasantly surprised with the multi-dimensioned storyline which hops to different points of the timeline. Confused? Well if you’re a fan of cycling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt you should check this movie out.
Premium Rush opens in Malaysian cinemas on 23 August 2012.
More info at http://www.premiumrush.com/
Images thanks to Sony Pictures Malaysia.