Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Vault

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So, when one hears The Vault, one thinks nothing of it being worth checking out.  See the title, slide to the next on your Netflix que, but you’d be wrong.

We checked it out a bit ago, and had quite a bit of fun with it.

Directed by Dan Bush, The Vault is about sisters Leah (Francesca Eastwood from Final Girl, Fargo TV series) and Vee Dillon (Taryn Manning from Orange is the New Black), their brother Michael (Scott Haze from Thank You for Your Service), Susan Cromwell (Q'orianka Kilcher from Sons of Anarchy), Kramer (Michael Milford), and Cyrus (Keith Loneker from Superbad) set out to pull off a bank robbery to settle bad debts posing as firefighters from the nearby fire they’d set as a distraction from their true intentions.  Can they pull off the robbery, or have they gotten in over their heads?  James Franco plays the bank manager.

With Manning and Franco alone, The Vault’s going to be quirky, if not down right left.  Manning’s Vee’s the driver of the gang.  She cold and demanding.  She forces the others to stay focused when they want to give up.  Yes, I’m intentionally being vague on Franco’s role in all of this.

The first act runs like a run of the mill bank heist flick, then, the gang gets to the vault, and the film takes a sharp left, turning the horror to high gear as the reins get tighter and tighter on the gang causing dissention and death.

Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t find more in the movie than there is, but it made me think about why we get placed in certain situations, what are we to get out of the experience?

See if the same questions come up for you guys too and be good to each other.


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