Armored presented a pretty original idea, I mean so far I have not seen a movie that deals with the guys in the armored trucks transporting money. And I hope that someone will realize this and make a decent movie about it, with all the explanations about the armor, weapons, locks and everything else. Basically a civilian version of those tank movies. There’s a primal element present too, with our instinct to be in a safe place where no danger can come through.  Now back to the Armored, it had a really good start, but later on it developed a case of underdevelopment. So many missed opportunities, especially with such a great cast, capable of carrying out some really demanding roles.

A bunch of guards of armored truck decide to take 42 million from their own trucks, but as always, this will not go smoothly. Armored has an eighties feel to it, a bubbling crackpot of masculinity and difficult decisions mixture was combustible but it never exploded. We want to movie to go in one direction because we want it to tell the story we thing would work best with the rest of the elements (story, characters), but the movie almost always uses detours, much like the characters in it, doomed from the beginning, cursed to live out their decisions over and over again…

PS The next Nimrods movie is Predators, so if you want to know his previous work this is a chance.

Director: Nimród Antal

Cast: Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Milo Ventimiglia, Skeet Ulrich, Fred Ward

Fun Stuff: There is only one woman who has a speaking role in the movie: the child protection agent. Her role is shorter than 4 minutes.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0913354/

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