Has Jake Gyllenhaal ever steered us wrong?  Whether it’s as a confused teenager in Donnie Darko, a cartoonist-turned-detective in Zodiac, a stuck-out-of-time soldier in Source Code, or a scheming villain in Spider-Man: Far from Home, Gyllenhaal delivers good performances in exciting movies.  With ten other movies in the works, this week he stars in director Michael Bay’s next explosion-filled, wall-to-wall action picture, AmbulanceAnd what a title.  That’s up there with Skyscraper, Contagion, Earthquake, Towering Inferno, and Airport.  Except it’s a heist movie, so closer in concept to The Bank Job and The Italian Job, with a twist of Denzel Washington’s John Q. 

Take a look at the movie trailer below for Ambulance

As dramas go, the basic plot is familiar: When a family member is very ill and requires an enormous sum for treatment, ordinarily good guy becomes a criminal to get the money, and a snowballing disaster ensues.  The movie co-stars Aquaman’s Black Manta, Candyman and Watchmen actor and The Trial of the Chicago 7 co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver, and Bloodshot star Eiza González.  Also look for appearances by familiar television show staples A Martinez and Garret Dillahunt, plus Steven Spielberg’s step-daughter Jessica Capshaw.

It has an EMT, but isn’t quite Emergency! (or Emergency 1, depending on where and when you watched it).  Here’s the trailer for Ambulance:

A movie using a Christopher Cross song can’t be bad, right?  Ambulance arrives in theaters this Friday, April 8, 2022.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg