Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy.
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Led by John Bridger ('Donald Sutherland' ) and Charlie Croker ('Mark Wahlberg' ) a team is assembled for one last heist to steal $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, a team member, Steve (Edward Norton), driven by greed and jealousy, arranges to take the gold for himself and eliminate the remaining members of the group. Thinking the team dead, he returns to L.A. with the gold. Charlie and the survivors of this betrayal follow Steve L.A. to exact revenge against the traitor. Charlie enlists the help of John Bridger's daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron) - a professional safe cracker, to get revenge. With Stella and the hacking skills of Lyle (Seth Green), the explosives skills of "Left Ear" (Mos Def), and the driving skills of "Handsome" Rob (Jason Statham) this new team plans and executes a daring heist that weaves through the freeways and subways of L.A. Written by
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Entertaining film with good performance director F. Gary Gray
A thrilling adventure, very entertaining for the most part, especially at the beginning of a spectacular and insane pursuit, and explosion impossible maneuvers that do not match the credibility of the rest of the film.
The plot is fairly simple, a revenge story about a friend who betrayed them in an old hit. Although the film is no comedy, with enough touches of humor are appreciated and that streamline the viewing.
John Powell's music is perfect, as always in this type of film mounting vibrant.
Charlize Theron's performance is a success, and gives a level not very splendid cast .... Another great attraction of the film are mini cars that appear in some scenes, which are most curious and striking, the action scenes are original. : The beginning of the script in Venice makes it interesting from the start, and the rest of the action, although not as intense, if it is very effective.
It's a good commercial cinema films of typical theft is very well done and get to entertain the viewer.
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