Movie Review: Lucky Logan
Updated: May 27, 2019
Steven Soderbergh, known for the epic Ocean’s trilogy, returns to make his new installment of the Ocean’s 7/11. I mean, Lucky Logan.
“West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.”
50 pounds heavier, Channing Tatum stars in this hillbilly, comedic heist movie that takes place NC. Channing plays a man named Jimmy who is a washed football star trying to make ends meet for his daughter. But he was let go from his construction job and put into a corner. So he enlists his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie( Riley Keough) to help streak from the speedway. But the plan goes down the tubes when the construction company speeds up their ETR and forces Jimmy to speed their plans. They needed to do this caper during the Nascar event but they needed more help.
This brings in Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) who is currently incarnated may I add, who is also a demolitions expert. Avery unique one. And his 2 brothers who are clearly the biggest hillbillies out of the bunch. So after the brothers meet the man dressed as a bear in the forest to obtain Joe Bang’s supplies (Yes you read that right), the team figures out a way to get Joe Bang out of jail long enough to do the heist and go back in. But in a way that was completely hilarious and unforeseen.
Obviously having the director who has helmed the most profitable heist movies in history, this film was quite innovative. While incorporating characters that have not been done by these actors before (Daniel Craig as a hillbilly? Come on), utilizing gummy bears as an explosive and seems to be drunk all the time Katie Holmes, this is a sleeper hit. The film did not feel like it was dragging at all and the humor was just bang on. Once was the sophisticated one liners used in Oceans Trilogy are now replaced with Southern Humor that makes you laugh and hope for a new trilogy from Soderbergh.
This movie was completely magic and it was so amazing I didn’t even notice that Seth MacFarlane was in the movie. Says a lot right there.