Movie Reviews

Combústion / The Chase
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 09:58
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Navas (Albert Ammann) and Ari (Adriana Ugarte) are a couple of thieves who always work the same way. First, Ari seduces the victim and once she has made her way into their house, she lets in Navas and his colleague, who then rob the place clean. They are looking for one last big score before skipping town and have their eyes set on Mikel (Alex Gonzalez), who owns a jewelry store along with his fiancée Julia (Maria Castro).

From there on the story becomes a mess… Mikel used to be a race pilot with a troubled past, which allows director Daniel Calparsoro to throw in a lot of car chases. Mikel and Ari fall in love. Mike finds out about Navas and Ari. Navas makes Mikel steal a car. There’s also something about an Argentinian who challenges Navas to a race, after which he owes the guy a lot of money. Things just keep on escalating from there to ever more absurd levels and alliances keep changing so fast that if you blink once, you’ll miss one being forged.

Combústion is a highly confused Spanish movie that tries to add its own spin on the “Fast & Furious” franchise, only to end up with a storyline that comes with more twists and turns than the car chases that can be found throughout this flick. The result is a total letdown that – while it looks great - won’t appeal to a lot of people, other than those who will settle for a third rate copy of Fast & Furious.