Blast! is an action-comedy film that was released in 2004, directed by Anthony Hickox and featuring a star-studded cast, including Eddie Griffin, Vinnie Jones, Breckin Meyer, and Vivica A. Fox. The movie centers around Brady, played by Eddie Griffin, a struggling musician who meets an old acquaintance named Max, played by Vinnie Jones.
Max sets Brady up with a job at a nightclub, where he quickly becomes attracted to a beautiful bartender named Monique, played by Nadine Velazquez. However, the nightclub is just a front for Max's true intentions, as he actually runs a sophisticated heist operation, planning to detonate a bomb that will destroy a nearby casino and make him and his team of thieves incredibly rich.
Despite his initial reluctance, Brady becomes embroiled in Max's plan along with Monique and a motley crew of criminal misfits. As the group of unlikely criminals prepares to pull off the heist, they must navigate a series of unexpected obstacles and outwit a team of determined FBI agents, led by Vivica A. Fox's character Agent Reed.
Throughout the film, the audience is treated to a dizzying array of high-stakes action scenes, car chases, and shootouts, all set against a backdrop of Las Vegas glitz and glamour. Meanwhile, the film's comedic elements are driven by the zany characters, witty one-liners, and absurd situations that arise throughout the heist, including a hilarious subplot involving Breckin Meyer's character Jimmy, who is tasked with disguising himself as a showgirl in order to gain access to the casino's vault.
Despite its over-the-top premise and often cartoonish style, Blast! is anchored by strong performances from its central cast, particularly Eddie Griffin, who brings a refreshing energy and charisma to the role of Brady. Meanwhile, Vinnie Jones is suitably menacing as the gruff and violent Max, and Breckin Meyer provides comic relief as the bumbling Jimmy.
Overall, Blast! is a fun and fast-paced action-comedy that offers plenty of thrills, laughs, and surprises along the way. Whether you're a fan of heist movies, buddy comedies, or simply looking for an entertaining popcorn flick, Blast! is definitely worth a watch.
Blast! is a 2005 action movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.