"I found a lot of environmentalism, a lot of wanting to support
local commerce -- a real conscious and positive and progressive
way of thinking about life. All of which stemmed from the simple
love of riding a bike, which probably comes from when they were
kids, well before they were thinking about any of this stuff."
=v= This sounds like something I would write, but in fact it's
a quote from actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, describing what it
was like to spend time with New York City bike messengers when
filming _Premium_Rush_. He continues:
"But it's true that if more people rode bikes and fewer people
drove cars, the world would be better for it. And I would
certainly hope that if people coming out of this movie are
itching to ride a bike, then it's certainly done a good thing."
This is like an erupting volcano of awesomesauce.
=v= I went into _Premium_Rush_ expecting mostly to see great
bike footage and the thrill of watching some friends on the
big screen. It's got a lot more than that to recommend it.
The film is so full of authentic details about urban biking
in NYC, there should be a trivia contest or drinking game.
I'd give it two thumb-shifters up except, you know, fixed gear.