Walker has ventured out of the safety of the Fast & Furious franchise with mixed results in the past (good: Running Scared, not so good: Timeline), and he’s once again tempting a car-less fate with the rather dramatic looking Hours.
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005 Nolan (PAUL WALKER) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife Abigail (GENESIS RODRIGUEZ) who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute by agonizing minute passes, becoming unimaginable “Hours.”
If writer/director Eric Heisserer can handle the 3-minute gimmick well enough, that could actually make for one seriously tense movie. And Walker actually appears to be handling the more dramatic side of things quite well. And he didn’t even need NOS to do it.
Hours will be getting a limited release on December 13, 2013.
Last Updated: October 28, 2013