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  1. PaulCJrSeptember 19, 2011 at 5:33 am

    One word describes this movie. Dumb!

  2. TonySeptember 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Yes, but it also looks kind of fun, provided that you’re not expecting Bergman.

  3. Mad Jack McMadSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

    The Hollywood train pulls into fixie/messenger station about three years too late (as usual).

  4. bradSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Quicksilver was released in 1986, before many of our readers were born and before I was riding on two wheels. It portrays NYC messengers riding track bikes and wearing bicycle caps and everything… truly not much has changed. Hollywood has been there, done that.

  5. KrisSeptember 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’m really excited about this! I have been waiting for a long time for someone to make a movie that accurately lets the public see what it is like to be a bike messenger! I think this is really going to change the way people view messengers!

  6. Tony BullardSeptember 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Ugh…I find no enjoyment seeing the bike/car equivalent of big, stylized Hollywood car crashes.

  7. Mike ASeptember 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I would have just seen Quicksilver remade. At least the plot was believable. As for a movie that shows what messengers really do? Aside from navigating traffic, it’s a pretty boring job.

  8. Mr.S.September 20, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I didn’t see any tattoos, piercings, smoking (legal or otherwise), drinking, or messengers outside of their twenties: Hollywood-accurate.

  9. Kenji KeirinSeptember 20, 2011 at 3:37 am

    No one needs this movie!

    A remake of Quicksilver would’ve been more fun, I agree…

    Hopefully this film won’t make NYC messenger make look bad… ” I ride fixed gear, no brakes!”
    Stupid…

  10. CruiserbarsSeptember 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

    “I’m really excited about this! I have been waiting for a long time for someone to make a movie that accurately lets the public see what it is like to be a bike messenger! I think this is really going to change the way people view messengers!”

    What it’s really like to be a messenger? Really?

    There was a group of us hanging out after a race the other day, and all we could say was that it was going to make us look ridiculous. This movie has about as much to do with being a messenger as CSI has to do with being a forensic scientist. All flash, no actual reality. Messengers don’t get paid nearly enough to do that shit.

  11. MonkeyZeroSeptember 20, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Movie wise it looks fun. Watching cyclists get hit by cars, cringe inducing.
    Accuracy? Who cares? The YouTube comments are downright hilarious though.

  12. bradSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    It’s a movie. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure didn’t accurately portray the process of bike theft and recovery, but was a damn fine film anyway.

  13. dpowSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Brad,

    Your comment about Pee Wee’s is gold.

    dp

  14. TonySeptember 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    What’s with all this nostalgia about Quicksilver? That movie was shit. A stockbroker loses everything and becomes a bike messenger and learns what life’s all about? Really? You believe that?

    The concept of a messenger getting ahold a dangerous package is much more compelling. It addresses the messenger ethic of not surrendering the package until you deliver it, and the visual dynamic of bikes versus motor vehicles in the city. The footage looks a lot more fun too – like Lucas Brunelle’s videos with a Hollywood budget.

  15. BrianSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I predict another wave of cyclists acting retarded on their brakeless fixed gears in traffic, a la those Lucas Brunel (sp?) videos from a few years back. I know it’s entertaining and exciting, but that sort of fast-paced, wreckless bravado really does influence some people to try to emulate what they see.

  16. KilgoreSeptember 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Even dumb movies about bicycling will likely entice more people to ride, and even if they ride poorly more cyclists means more voices that are bicyclist.

    When I started ridding I’m certain people hated me, but now that i’ve ridden for several years I get to hate on all the new ridders. I just want to see more people on bikes even if they are riding because Hollywood makes all their decisions for them.

  17. vegancommuterSeptember 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I like the cute Asian chick at 0:51

    I’d rent it for .99..maybe

  18. christianSeptember 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I also like the cute Asian…

  19. J.MillerSeptember 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Forget Quicksilver.I think the best messenger movie was 2 Seconds.

  20. RyaNSeptember 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Does anyone know what kind of helmet the main kid is wearing in the movie?

  21. BrianSeptember 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Helmet looks like a Bern. Either a Brentwood, or a Macon (without the visor insert).

  22. Singlespeed92October 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    “Quicksilver was released in 1986, before many of our readers were born and before I was riding on two wheels.”

    Not all of us (1973,FWIW)…as evidenced by my just seeing this\commenting (old and slow,LMAO!) I like the Asian chic too,and I’ll rent it at Redbox :)

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