So far this summer, audiences have been absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes great movies, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down in August either! One of the movies that cinema goers are most excited for in the latter end of the summer is Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky.
Logan Lucky is a good old fashioned heist movie that follows the story of two brothers, Jimmy and Clyde Logan (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver), and their plan to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Sounds good right? Well, if that isn't convincing enough, let's go through five other reasons why Logan Lucky could be the best movie of the summer.
1. Steven Soderbergh Is Back In The Heist Genre
When you think of directors who've mastered the tricky heist genre, it's hard to look much further than Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the Ocean's trilogy, which stand as some of the best heist movies ever made. And with Soderbergh at the helm of Logan Lucky it seems destined to fit right in with the heist movie renaissance we've had recently, involving films such as Ant-Man and Baby Driver.
2. It Looks Like Channing Tatum's Best Role Yet
Over the years Channing Tatum has totally broadened his movie choices, taking on various genres to showcase his acting range. He's really come into his own in the last three years with excellent films like Foxcatcher, 22 Jump Street and The Hateful Eight. However, it looks like Logan Lucky could be Tatum's best performance yet. As shown in the trailers, his comedic timing seems even more perfect than ever, and despite a star-studded cast it looks like he might steal the show.
3. It Has Potential To Be One Of The Funniest Films This Year
When it comes to a heist movies, comedy is essential. Steven Soderbergh is a director who's perfected this perfect blend of comedy and tension, and over the years he's made some genuinely funny movies like Magic Mike (which also starred Channing Tatum). Judging by the trailer alone, Logan Lucky looks hilarious, with quips from the whole cast — especially Daniel Craig's unstable looking character, Joe. Fans will be super excited to see how Craig does in a comedic role, which is a breath of fresh air considering his last few roles have been the stern and serious James Bond.
4. The Early Reviews Are Amazing
So far, Logan Lucky currently stands at an amazing 100% Rotten Tomatoes. And while film lovers know it's not good to totally depend on early reviews, you still can't deny this is a great sign. Not to mention that at the time of writing the film had an excellent score of 81 on Metacritic! If these promising reviews are anything to go by, then we're looking at one of the summer's best movies.
5. The Cast Is Amazing
This list has already spoken about the excellent immediate cast of Logan Lucky —Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver — but it hasn't yet mentioned the stellar supporting cast featuring tons of familiar faces. Including stars such as Sebastian Stan, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank and Jim O'Heir, Logan Lucky is jam packed with star power who are sure to make the film shine.
Taking into consideration the amazing cast, brilliant director, quirky humor and promising reviews, it's seems hard to doubt Lucky Logan. Steven Soderbergh is making his first directorial return to since his 2013 retirement and it seems like he's going to hit the ground running!
Logan Lucky hits US theaters on August 18.