I’ve watched The Hustler several times over the last couple of months. Outstanding movie. Outstanding.
25 years later, the sequel The Color of Money is released. Had no interest in it at the time but now that I’ve loved The Hustler so much I have to wonder whether I should watch it. On the one hand, Paul Newman did win an Oscar for the role (although it seems to be the conventional wisdom that the award was given more as an unofficial lifetime achievement award than for the performance itself) and I am interested in finding out what happened to the character of Eddie Felson. On the other hand, it has Tom Cruise in it, at the very pinnacle of his “cocky young guy” routine and I’m not sure I could bear it.
So those who’ve seen it (bearing in mind that there should be no spoilers posted to this thread), is it worth it?