Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a young New York City bike messenger down on his luck, who just wants to do good, escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger and her group of Parkour trainers that get him involved in a criminal delivery service for extra money.Written by
Cam (Taylor Lautner) is a bike messenger who owes big money to Chen in China Town, but becomes interested in Parkour when he crashes into Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos) and he sees an opportunity to make even more money to pay off his debt. Well, he likes Marie as well. Ahhhh here we go.
Parkour is a style of free running that involves running, jumping, climbing, sprinting, flipping over walls and cars, and leaping over well, you name it. It's like gravity doesn't exist for them. Cam witnesses this group doing their thing around the city and is intrigued.
Cam starts Parkour training with Marie who tells him, "It's like a state of mind. Don't look where the car is, look where the car isn't." as he stumbles around learning the moves and eventually he becomes good at it.
Then he wants to know what this group does and why. Here's the thing: they make things disappear for big money. If there is evidence that would send someone to jail, they get rid of that evidence. Or they break into warehouses to steal valuable items for buyers who pay upon delivery. Miller (Adam Rayner) is the boss who lines up the jobs. Cam wants in as he reasons he can pay off Chen quicker and get Chen's Enforcer off his back. And, of course, he likes Nikki. Of course.
These Parkour scenes are like watching monkeys run rapidly through busy city streets and it will definitely get your heart racing and pounding as you will feel like you are running with them. The choreography of this Parkour is outstanding. The music helps all this along as it should.
The sub plots to this story are compelling and keep us engaged. Who is Miller and how does he know what jobs are out there? Why does Miller say they do not do jobs in China Town? Why is Nikki involved with Miller? How can Cam get Nikki away from Miller? Most jobs do not involve guns, but suddenly guns are being used. Cam realizes he is becoming a criminal but doesn't like the guns aspect.
Everything climaxes in China Town. Whaaaat? Well, we just knew we would, somehow, end up in a place the group was not supposed to go. Google Parkour if you want to know more about it. If you decide to do Parkour, make sure your knees are good for it. As for me, I'll pass. Ha! (7/10)
Violence: Yes. Sex: No, a make-out session doesn't count. Nudity: No. Language: No. .
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