Lautner's Charisma and Physicality are Astounding (by junemckinley)
Parcour is very interesting and exciting and I doubt that the baddies using it will diminish the art.The pacing and direction are perfect, as are the actors...the two stars have wonderful chemistry, and stories of personal choice and dignity are uplifting. The success of any film is dependent on many factors....direction, casting, filming, etc. and attention to all of these is apparent. Lastly, the artistry of the actors is essential and each of these is fulfilling his/her purpose admirably. The two leads are particularly proficient.This film is understandably violent on occasion, but it has <more>
not been overdone....similarly, the erotica is also in line with modern mores and portrays real affection an attribute curiously lacking in so many films!
Well lots of action shots and amazing stunts . Storyline I give it a 8 and still confused why this film is named Tracers . Yet I enjoyed the action in the film , I liked the story line and good job on casting . A few bumps in writing but nothing awful . Just a few hokey lines that didn't flow as smoothly and a bit safe on language . I know, I know, what are you thinking ? Throw a few swear words too many and the GP-13 is for sure a R . Yet I found myself looking at the nature of the charters and what comes out of their mouth. I was looking for a few not so clean words .These characters <more>
were not honor students and you wouldn't find them reading the Wall Street journal . Now the meat and the potatoes : If you are looking for a action pack movie . This movie has plenty with amazing stunts . It has a storyline that is enjoyable and it has the twist which you don't see coming .For that it shocked me how much I enjoyed the film . It is worth paying for . Since it was and is on Direct TV ,it made it convenient. It would have done fine at the box office . It wouldn't have been a box office record breaker but it would have made a nice profit .My rating was based upon the unpredictable storyline , action shots, good job casting .Violence some not that bad Don't try this at home action ,lots. Sex scenes and graphic horror ....border R but still young adults can watch . I didn't see that coming ...its there .
Taylor Lautner Reigns Supreme in "Tracers" (by AdrianValOlonan)
"Tracers" is a refreshing entry in the action genre. It's not about the multiple explosions or crazy car sequences. Don't expect gunfight or martial arts. This is all about parkour. The lead actor Taylor Lautner plays Cam, a bike messenger under heavy debt to a Chinese gang. He meets Nikki Marie Avgeropoulos and her group who uses parkour in their job. But there's a twist. They don't abide with the law. The big question is how Cam's gonna deal with the door he just went into.I love the parkour moves. Very amazing and spectacular! I guess Lautner and his <more>
co-actors do some of their stunts. Not every actor is willing to do a stunt, so a huge applause goes to them! Awesome editing and lovely music! Did I watch a badass music video? I swear to God this movie rocks!The ending is loose. It reminds me of "The Fast and the Furious", the first film of the Fast & Furious franchise. I hope this movie gets a sequel. I love this so much!
I really enjoyed this movie. It did exactly what it intended to do, entertain. The pace was just right for me. The character relationships were, for the most part, believable. I don't think they set out to win an Academy Award, but more to make a quality action film of this genre that would entertain a wide variety of tastes. The ladies will like this along with their men. The only weak spot was the character of Miller and that was more the writing than the acting. Also I cringe when an actors lines have to explain the plot instead of the story itself doing the job but that was very minor <more>
in this case. Marie Avgeropoulos is new to me and I want more. I rated it 9 because I got more than I expected. Truthfully I hope there's more. I can easily see how a series of films based from this could be possible.
Well now these days I am really confused about IMDb Reviews and rating point !!! most of them are really misleading, when i was taking decision to see this movie, i saw low rating point 5.6 !!!! but after i watched this movie i just said OWOOO !! What a making,editing and off course sound score Amazinggg I have seen worst movie which IMDb rating point higher than 7,but after watched i just vomited !! I generally enjoyed this movie. Wasn't hoping for much, but it really surprised me. Acting was enough to make me believe and the action scene was great. Hats-off to Director Daniel <more>
Benmayor :- U did great Job, Waiting for next One :-
This film is fun! Full of action, pleasant to watch, not unpredictable but captivating nonetheless.Marie Avgeropoulos is really pretty and athletic, Taylor Lautner plays her opposite and I guess that he results equally attractive for female audience.Daniel Benmayor's direction is not ordinary at all: the camera relentlessly follows characters' evolutions adding movement to movement. Filmed this way Parkour is irresistible!One last mention goes to Matt Johnson who wrote the screenplay: he has talent for this kind of flicks. Check 'Into the Blue 2005 ' if you don't believe <more>
Hey, I am fed up with IMDb Reviews... most of them are really misleading... That's why I created my own account, just to write my own review.The Plot is quite good, but might remind you of several movies you saw in the past. I won't gonna name them. I have been parkour'ing/freerunning in the past, and that is the main reason I wanted to watch this movie. In all aspects of parkour this movie was really correct and entertaining visually. Really close to movies like Yamakasi or Banlieue 13. Not a fan of Taylor Lautner, but that kid did great, I didn't do the research but i think <more>
most of the tricks he did himself. I am 23 years old male guy and I generally enjoyed this movie. Wasn't hoping for much, but it really surprised me. Acting was enough to make me believe and the action was great. I think you should try it out. DVD option will do the trick. Good Luck.
Tracers - An Antidote To Mega Budget CGI Movies (by snappy_matt)
In an age of slick polished mega-budget CGI Marvel movies, Tracers provides a refreshing antidote, with actors doing the majority of their own CGI free stunts captured by a hand held camera that injects a sense of energy into the film. Targeting a young adult audience with a grittily realistic story in a contemporary setting, Tracers lands squarely on a gap in the market and stars Taylor Lautner, who was considered one of the hottest young actors of his generation at the start of the decade.It's easy to see why Taylor was attracted to the project as it re-teams him with the producers of <more>
the multi-billion dollar franchise Twilight that shot Lautner to global fame and hooks Taylor up with the stunt co-ordinator behind the Bond and Bourne films, Gary Powell. Allowing Taylor who trained in martial arts when he was a child to showcase his natural athletic agility, as his character Cam attempts to escape a debt he owes to loan sharks by joining a Parkour gang who use their skills for dishonest ends.The film zips along at a fair pace jumping straight into the action as Cam literally falls for Nikki, the love interest of the film played by Marie Avgeropoulos, who unwittingly draws Cam into the Parkour gang. Lautner has taken some criticism in the past for his acting, particularly in Abduction, his last action movie. In Tracers Lautner answers his critics, giving his most solid dramatic performance to date. It's not a showy theatrical performance, but a restrained naturalistic one that overcomes the scripts poor dialogue and convincingly conveys young Cam's emotions throughout.Marie Avgeropoulos best known for TV show The 100 also gives a fine performance in the film, but ultimately the chemistry between the two leads doesn't quite catch fire enough to draw the audience in. This is just one of the films flaws, which has its roots in the clunky script rather than the performances. Unfortunately the film doesn't allow enough time for their relationship to develop and nor do we truly get to understand the peril that Nikki's character is in, which makes it difficult for the audience to truly root for them.In fact the script is where this film takes most of its tumbles, along with the underwritten character development there is a sprinkling of plot holes and a lack of variety in the action sequences. All of this might in part be due to the films US PG-13 certificate which calls for some restraint, leaving some of the dangers the characters face only hinted at. However the film has no aspirations to be Citizen Kane and these shortcomings are easy to overlook.Despite its flaws the film has some nice touches. Spanish director, Daniel Benmayor, in making his Hollywood debut injects a real sense of raw energy into the film. As Miller, a Fagin-esque character played by Adam Rayner who controls the Parkour gang explains how the gang operates to Cam, the film segues beautifully into the next action set-piece. There is a creative use of the sound mix at moments of high tension and even the opening credits have a touch of a Saul Bass flourish about them. Honourable mention should also go to the film's music composer, Lucas Vidal and his energetic score for the movie.Ultimately though the film, whilst enjoyable, fails to live up to its full potential. It is only Taylor Lautner's eminently watchable performance that lifts this film up and pulls the audience through. In the process he demonstrates his leading man credentials and shows Hollywood that they are missing a trick if they don't pair him up with a decent script and an experienced director soon.