Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Miami Vice

I caught the Miami Vice flick this weekend,. starring Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell and cars with big rims. Inevitably it blew. Unlike a lot of TV remakes (Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Dukes of Hazzard) it was not a parody, but I think it should've made a reference to the look and feel of the original series.

It is also shot in grainy-ass digital video, so it looks like crap. What it was misiing was a) a plot that made sense -- the movie has a serious editing problem, as if a bunch of stuff was shot and then pieced together. There are some things that just don't make sense. It also needed b) a crazy over-the-top bad guy. Any stylish crime movie needs a ]villian that looks like a pimp or a pirate or something. I would've cast Prince in the role.

I have been watching the orig. series though, and that is still awesome.

BTW I caught this at Rainbow Cinemas - Market Square, in St. Lawrence Market. It is a discount theatre, but has new movies. Regular adult price is $7.50, about half of what the big playeurs charge.


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