Masterminds (2016) Movie Review by Pelumi Agboola ( )


Movie enthusiasts and fanatics all over the world cannot wait for tomorrow which happens to be the official release date of Masterminds. The movie cast includes Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis, Leslie Jones and a couple of other prominent Hollywood actors.

The movie was directed by Jared Hess and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey. Unfortunately, the release date of this epic theatrical work (Mastermids) had been postponed from August 2015 to October 2015 after Relativity Media was having financial issues. Shortly after that, the film was canceled indefinitely when Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Surprisingly, this movie reunites 3 out of the 4 main leads from the 2016 movie Ghostbusters which are Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones; although Masterminds was filmed before Ghostbusters

The plot is centered around David Ghantt, a driver who despises his job and boring lifestyle accidentaly discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams.. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight.

The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall.

With the bandits spending the millions on lavish luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now all fingers point at David as the culprit; he must dodge the authorities, avoid a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on those he trusts.

Masterminds is a must watch as it comical in a unusual manner while also infusing elements of crime and mind-blowing action.


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