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Blackocrates
01-04-2009, 03:49 AM
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I finally got around to watching this movie. I didn't realize that Michael Mann directed it and that it came before Miami Vice. I loved the quality of the picture. I like the grit. I know a lot of people don't like it but it's my cup of tea. I hope Mann keeps using this new digital camera that he used in these two movies. I loved seeing LA at night, Mann made it look beautiful. He did the same with Miami in Miami Vice. I also liked the soundtrack. A lot of the music in this movie helped amplify the tone of the scene.

Now to the actual movie, it was surprisingly good. I don't like Jamie Foxx so I usually steer clear of his movies. He's a decent actor but he's a douche. Anyway, Tom Cruise redeemed himself in my eyes with this movie. He was great in it, I loved his character Vincent. I like how the movie choose not to allow the viewer to know anything about Vincent, he was a mysterious hitman. One that I found to be charming and likeable. I think Mann tried to staddle the line between liking the villain or not. I don't know if he did it that well or if I just just to like Vincent no matter.

If you like action flicks with a little tension you should try this out. There's definitely better and worse movies out there, but for me the picture style and the cinematography put it over the top.

uga3406
01-07-2009, 02:21 AM
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I finally got around to watching this movie. I didn't realize that Michael Mann directed it and that it came before Miami Vice. I loved the quality of the picture. I like the grit. I know a lot of people don't like it but it's my cup of tea. I hope Mann keeps using this new digital camera that he used in these two movies. I loved seeing LA at night, Mann made it look beautiful. He did the same with Miami in Miami Vice. I also liked the soundtrack. A lot of the music in this movie helped amplify the tone of the scene.

Now to the actual movie, it was surprisingly good. I don't like Jamie Foxx so I usually steer clear of his movies. He's a decent actor but he's a douche. Anyway, Tom Cruise redeemed himself in my eyes with this movie. He was great in it, I loved his character Vincent. I like how the movie choose not to allow the viewer to know anything about Vincent, he was a mysterious hitman. One that I found to be charming and likeable. I think Mann tried to staddle the line between liking the villain or not. I don't know if he did it that well or if I just just to like Vincent no matter.

If you like action flicks with a little tension you should try this out. There's definitely better and worse movies out there, but for me the picture style and the cinematography put it over the top.

i happen to see this when it came out in theatres and loved it. I am not a tom cruise fan either but this 1 and valkire r 2 of my favs from him. Im not a jamie fox fan either but he was good as well. the plaot was great too and cruise was good as a villian..:up:

CedarPhin
01-07-2009, 04:47 PM
I thought this movie was pretty well done. I watched it again for the first time in awhile a few days back.