I saw an ad for the new Michael Bay movie, AmbuLAnce — it’s an ambulance in LA, get it?! — during the basketball over the weekend, and I must admit I was transfixed by it. Things were blowing up! People were running! Jake Gyllenhaal looked stressed! Did it look good? Not exactly. But it has been a long time since many of us have got to watch things blow up on the big screen and sometimes you just crave something glossy and dumb from Michael Bay. The official descripto says:

Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that’s carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT worker. Caught in a high-speed chase, the two siblings must figure out a way to outrun the law while keeping their hostages alive.

Sounds like some real gritty realism! (Having said that, I love a heist movie AND I love Speed, so….) Anyway, it doesn’t come out stateside for a few weeks but nothing says “Los Angeles chase flick” like the City of Lights, so join me to eyeball folks at its Paris screening.

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