Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Let's get one thing straight's FIREWALL. It's not high art. It's not even really good suspense and definitely not good action. But y''s FIREWALL. And while this will doubtlessly not help the cause in the current (read: monthly) war between male and female intellect, I did enjoy it quite a bit.

Why? Because Harrison Ford kicks ass. He just does. I don't care how old he is. He'll kick more ass when he's dead than [insert current overcast prettyboy "action star" here] could ever dream of. The fact that he can make the line "I'm going to go find my dog" sound badass is pretty impressive itself. And Paul Bettany makes a pretty good British bad guy (for all the times people complain about prejudice in movies, no one ever bothers to point out that action movies always makes British people look like the most evil bastards since the Nazis). And Virginia Madsen (fresh off Oscar-nominated SIDEWAYS) turns in some decent work as well.

But come now...Harrison Ford's last five movies were HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, K-19, WHAT LIES BENEATH, RANDOM HEARTS, and SIX DAYS, SEVEN NIGHTS. It's been almost 10 years since Harrison was kicking ass, telling people to get off Air Force One.

Does it make sense that the head of bank security could totally take ANYONE in a fight, or stunt-drive his way all over town? No. But Harrison Ford can. And if that's what's wrong with Hollywood movies, then that's just fine by me.


Misha said...

Anything with Harrison in it has to be amazing. Even if the rest of the film has no merit's still ok because it has him.

X said...

i hadn't even heard of this movie before i just read this post, i am deffinatly going to go see it now.