Alex Murphy is good copy and a good man but in a city of corruption he won’t survive. His fellow cops are more crooked than a wall plumed with a whiskey bottle. Once he is betrayed there is little chance he will survive.
I don’t want to get into a lot of the movie as to avoid spoilers and such. Plus, I don’t want to set a bunch of expectations that won’t or can’t be met. The movie is what it is. When you make a remake of a “classic” you run the risk of running it into the ground. This movie avoids this problem fairly well by making itself definitive. Don’t mistake that as an endorsement of the film though, I much prefer the original but that may be biased since I am of an age to remember seeing the film in the theater.
The movie was well done on all fronts. If you like splashy effects then you will be well served and the acting is upon the same level. Where it fails is in movement. The movie starts out slow and stumbles upon itself several times. This may have been the longest two-hour movie I’ve ever watched. The slow moments were like watching ice in slow motion, balanced against the fast times being shorter than a gun powder flash.
The movie was just fine and I would encourage you to see it. Like I said, I do have a bias to the original but I will say that the new movie is worth seeing. Be ready to deal with more flash than substance as is the way with current movies.
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found over at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!