Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!


Live News

NetEase Games Reveals Side-Scrolling Action-Adventure Rusty Rabbit At Tokyo Game Show 2023: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Sonic Superstars Unveils Trio Of Trouble Animated Short: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // ESL One Returns To Malaysia This December: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Michael Bay’s Ambulance Is A Well-Paced Chase Film That Hearkens Back To Films Like Speed

Just like with any constant in life -Ubisoft copying gaming trends instead of innovating, EA messing up former prominent game studios, Oscars committee missing the mark in film selections- you can trust Michael Bay to deliver high octane action and slick edits. His latest film Ambulance is essentially him going back to the glory days of 90s action films that’s light on story but heavy on thrills, though this one takes place in a gritty Los Angeles backdrop that’s probably too close to home for some.

Man Hunt

Yahya “Black Manta” Abdul-Mateen II plays Will Sharp, an ex-army veteran who’s strapped for cash to pay for his wife’s ailment bills. He turns to his brother Danny Sharp for help, played by a crazed Jake Gyllenhaal. Unfortunately for Will, Danny is still a criminal who does shady dealings with the latest one being a bank heist. After some convincing and coercion, Danny reluctantly helps him. As you can tell from the trailers, the bank robbery is a bust, and the two are on the run so they hijacked the closest ambulance they could find. The poor ER person stuck with the crooks? A woman named Cam Thompson (Eiza Gonzalez) and a downed officer named Zach (Jackson White). Chasing them and keeping tabs are Captain Monroe (Garret Dillahunt) and FBI Agent Anson (Keir O’Donnell), as well as a ton of officers and side characters like Zach’s partner Officer Mark (Ceddric Sanders), tech wiz Lieutenant Dzaghig (Olivia Stambouliah), and Captain Monroe’s huge-ass dog who ends up being a heckuva punchline in a particular scene in the show.

There’s really nothing & terrible and bad to say about Ambulance at all, unless you’re the kind of person who nitpicks plot details and realism in an action film. The build-up to the eventual chase sequence is great, the explosions and action are well put-together, the scenarios can get wacky but are entertaining and nerve-racking -with one involving a life-saving hair clip- and the character story arcs between the two brothers come to a logical and satisfying conclusion with the minimal flashbacks and writing.

Even the rest of the cast are memorable in their own right, ranging from the quip-heavy Dzaghig to the captain and FBI Agent trying to make the most out of a crappy situation dealing with the two leads. The trademark Michael Bay “hearts America and special forces” trope is present, but it makes sense in the context of an armed robbery situation and escalation.

Doctor, Doctor

Having said that, there were a few action shots that were too close to the character’s faces and end up being choppy and unsteady. I get what they’re going for given the crazy situation they’re in -a cramped ambulance with a psychopath criminal and a not-quite-calm ER lady trying to save a policeman’s life while the ambulance is speeding- but the film could do with easing up on these kinds of shots. Still, these are minor complaints in an otherwise solid action film that delivers what it needs: an entertaining chase sequence and police action with some moments of levity, heartfelt-if-predictable story beats and moments, and beautiful shots of the not-quite-pristine landscape that is Los Angeles. I’ve been there; it’s not pretty. But leave it to a highly talented man like Michael Bay and his hand-picked crew to pull off the impossible, while also learning from his many mistakes at telling stories in his action beat-heavy fares.

Final Score: 80/100

Related News

Violet Evergarden Is 2018’s Most Emotional Anime So Far

2018 is looking great for anime fans. However, the one show on Netflix that has always been on my mind, even up to this day, is about a former combat ...

Sunsoft Is Rereleasing Ikki As A 16-Player Vampire Survivor Clone

Sunsoft are known not just for their awesome 90s NES titles, but also arcade games like Ikki, where you play a farmer fighting off the daimyo and his ...

Fantastic Beasts The Secrets Of Dumbledore Injects A Bit More Magic Than Its Predecessor

Many critics and Potterheads alike were disappointed with 2018's Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, which was messy and diverted too much fro...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant Proves That The Director Can Make A For-TV Call Of Duty Adaptation | KAKUCHOPUREI.COM

    April 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    […] while I prefer crazy Jake Gyllenhaal (see Ambulance) to straight man Jake Gyllenhaal, his performance as John Kinley works here and complements the […]

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

Starfield: The Best Mods You Can Get Right Now
The SwkGDC Game Jam 2023 Happened Last Weekend
Armored Core 6 Fires Of Rubicon Endings Guide: How To Get The True Ending
Sea of Stars: All Rainbow Conch Locations
Blasphemous 2 Boss Guide & Walkthrough
The Best Moments Of EVO 2023
The Twisted Metal Series Crashes And Burns At Ignition
Viewfinder Walkthrough: How To Solve The Game’s Most Notorious Puzzles
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Premiere Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
Diablo 4: The Best Nightmare Dungeons To Farm XP In (Solo & Group)
Which Final Fantasy Game Should You Start Off With If You’re New To The Series? Let Us Help!
Street Fighter 6: World Tour Mode All Masters Location [Update]
Honkai Star Rail Tier List: 2023 Guide
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained