According to “Jarbaby’s Law of Stimulation” I am required to see Swordfish solely because there exists the potential for a good backhanded bitchslap and Hugh Jackman being shirtless - two things that always make a movie great.
Plot? what plot?
this same law is also requiring me to go see “The Fast and The Furious” even though it looks like the worst…movie…ever. The thought of Vin Diesel AND Paul Walker in one film is almost too much for my panties to handle.
I haven’t seen it, but everything I’ve seen & heard about it agrees with this. I plan not to see it. I Halle Berry is one of the hottest women alive, but even seeing her topless won’t convince me to see a cheesy John Travolta hacker movie (almost did, but not quite). It sounds really bad.
He should have quit after Pulp Fiction and retired gracefully.
I was so disgusted by the aforementioned Heineken ad that I actually refuse to see the movie on principle. That kind of crass cross-promotion (product placement’s not enough anymore?) pisses me off. I hope this doesn’t become a trend, like crappy soundtrack promos have.
well this is kinda a hijack but I saw the fast and the furious at this preview at UCLA (yes I feel special) and I don’t want to give much away but the car scenes were bad ass, but if you wanna know the plot
go watch point break, same movie excpet with cars instead of surfboards
but if you like driving fast SEE THIS MOVIE it rocked on that front
And for those who saw Swordfish…not even Hugh Jackman is worth it? And most importantly, is there a backhanded bitchslap, my favorite of movie conventions? And if we can hijack this thread further, does anyone have suggestions of movies with good backhanded bitchslaps akin to Julia Roberts getting it good at the end of Pretty Woman?
Um… there is a scene with Vin and his girl friend but if I remember correctly she just kinda stradles him and takes off her shirt then it cuts away kinda implying sex. But Vin was at UCLA for a little Q & A session after the movie. Now I’m a guy so that wasn’t as exciting for me as it would be for you, but I still think he’s pretty cool.
I hesitate to watch it simply because of one galring quote from the movie. To paraphrase, Travolta tell Jackman that the best hackers on the planet need 60 minutes to crack the Super Website MgGuffin, and yet Jackman is supposed to crack it in 60 SECONDS. WTF? That’s the kind of bullshit concept I’d expect from a Bruckheimer film.
Maybe I’ll see it at the cheap theater in town. No way I’m paying more than $3.50 to see it.
Yeah, this kind of streached my believability threashold to teh max, as a computer guy, I found most of the “hacking” the guy did to be totally unbelivable. But the rest of the movie was enjoyable enough that I could semi-ignore that aspect. I give it 1.5 thumbs up…ok story line, good FX…boobies…that’s worth the price of admission to me.