The Valero Verdict: 7500 & The Vast of Night


Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this, I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with a rating of the movie and short overall thoughts.

On the docket today, a double feature review of a pair of Amazon Original’s 7500 and the Vast of Night.

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

Let me kick this off by saying this film will not be for everyone. It’s a slow burn style of a movie, so if that’s not your cup of tea, don’t watch it.

The take over of the cabin inside the plane is nuts. This scene was shot beautifully, you had this sense of claustrophobic within the shot because of how close quarters it was.

JGL performance-enhanced what the writers were trying to convey. He made you feel that sense of anxiety that put you on the edge of your seat. He made every scene feel important. It had the urgency that you would want from this type of role. You bought what he was selling every step of the way.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

7500 was a stressful film to watch. While it has some flaws, the performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the film to the next level.

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever.

The old school feels this movie provides is remarkable. The set, the clothes, the sounds take you back into the middle of this era.

I loved the mystery of the script. Stuff is happening, but yet you are intrigued by what was to come next. The suspense is some of the best you’ll watch in a film this year.

The car scene, HOLY COW, my heart was racing, just a remarkable job of putting the effort to make you feel like the end was near. Just the way they utilize pieces earlier from the film and add a nice little twist made this scene INTENSE.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Vast of Night reminds you of a Super 8 style of the film. The beautiful score and the compelling mystery of what’s happening, carry this film into great heights.

The ending was a bit odd, but I think that was the point. It didn’t have that typical ending to a movie, and I was more than here for it.

The movie is a beautifully shot film with solid performances.

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