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Torque
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EDITOR RATING
5.0
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Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
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NA
One infantile egomaniac spells trouble. Combine about fifty of them and you get - a B-I-K-E-R movie! Yes, with the caps key on and all! There's HummVs and Harleys, fast cars and faster bikes, big explosions and bigger egos: in short, absolute m-a-y-h-e-m. And it's called a "Matrix" hangover. Clearly, Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures are still reeling under the Matrix-morning-after, but we will get into that later.

Ford (Martin Henderson) is a smooth-talking, bike-riding (but of course), blue-eyed, cute-dimpled pretty boy who can kick some serious butt. Yeah! You can watch it yet! And after you reduce your IQ by a factor of 10, you might even enjoy it. With Ford are two of his cronies, and a gal, Shane (Monet Mazur), who has a bit of a history with him.

Also giving Ford a history lesson, albeit of a different kind, is Henry James (Matt Schulze), whom the former had swindled out of drugs and a bike that is too good to be true. And that, we suspect, is why it feels so unreal. Anyway, this takes James on a vendetta trail, meaning conspiracies and bike chases.

It is some of the bike chases that compel you to ask if they were incorporated here because there wasn't any room in the Matrix movies. Really, they've biked over trains - and heck, even inside them! There is a freeway sequence (in keeping with the unwritten rule applicable to all movies of the action genre), which ends with a Hummer landing right smack atop a sports car! And don't even get us started on the 'Street Hawk' stunts they tried to pull during the climax.

As for the conspiracies, well, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see right through them, although something about FBI agent McPherson (Adam Scott) towards the end maybe called something of a twist. The entire conspiracy torques around James getting Junior (Fredo Starr) killed and framing Ford for the crime. Now Junior is junior because he has a big dude brother Trey (Ice Cube), who leads the Reaper gang. So basically, trouble for Ford.

But Ford has a nose for trouble. He smells it, and then rides straight into it. Yes, he isn't very bright, because if he were he wouldn't have needed Shane to fetch him after every encounter with the baddies. Really, it makes you wonder how he got past puberty without her.

Don't let the name of the movie fool you into thinking it is a lesson in Physics. If anything, this flick shakes your belief in science. The stunts are gravity-defying, the sustained supersonic motion throws the theory of relativity out the window - and, while on the subject of science, there is no chemistry between Henderson and Mazur.

But the movie is 81 minutes of mindless entertainment. If you are in the mood for a no-brainer, this comes recommended. Very highly.
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Shanti Rao on 30th Apr 2004, 9:54am | Permalink
...i guess there is a CHARISHMA over here who's trying to talk about the puberty of people and MYSELF WHAT whos trying to be abusive....and there is AGONYS REQUIEM who talks about maturity of people without even having a look at them....i guess people are more concerned about puberty than the film...... anywayz being different...my rating says it all!
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Myself What on 29th Apr 2004, 11:06pm | Permalink
i guess since all the monkey craps out here have given a so called rating it would be only fair to say that i would prefer not to rate cause it would only mean that i would to give a rating which would only be a step more abusing which i dont want to
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Agonys Requiem on 21st Apr 2004, 10:16pm | Permalink
So what now.... children are reviewing the movies for fullhyd??? c'mon people you are really good at this.... where are the grown ups, the crtics.. the popcorn.....
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