This post is part of the meta-post My Second Life or how we are creating a new generation of Otakus. It contains my review of the new movie Miami Vice.
At least Sony is still driving a Ferrari, a Titanium grey F430 Spider, hopefully with a red interior. For now, I’ve seen great cars and beautiful women. Sony and Rico get recruited into a compromised task force in order to get to the bottom of the corruption.
“How I know how good you at this shit?”
Jose, a bad guy to Sony & Rico
A few years ago, I tried watching the original Miami Vice. In my mind, those episodes were the epitome of cool, with Phil Collins and Castillo. Especially Sony in his Ferrari Testarossa. I guess what happened was pretty predictable, my illusions were shattered by the lameness of the original show. At least the music by Jan Hammer was still good. Other wise, I was barely able to watch 15 minutes of the 1st show before getting rid of the whole 2 seasons. Same thing happened with MacGuyver. I really liked the shows when I was a kid, but lo and behold, when I watched them again, I could barely watch the 1st episode before getting rid of the rest. Some shows and movies don’t age that well. Miami Vice is one of them.
Gong Li plays the bad guys girlfriend/associate. I can barely understand what she is saying and she talks like a robot. Wow, the dialogue between her and Colin Farrell is really hard to watch. She sucks pretty badly, Michael Mann should have chosen someone who could speak correctly English or subtitle her and make her talk in Cantonese.
“I’m a businesswoman and Jesus is not my husband.”
Gong Li to Crocket in Cuba.
She played in The Emperor and the Assassin.
There is a whole portion of the movie that is unnecessary; the whole love affair between Isabella (Gong Li) and Sony is just plain stupid, as is the premise of the movie. We get hired to ship your coke to Miami. 3000$ a pound.
I am about halfway through and already my attention is lagging. There is a too great emphasis on Sony’s relationship with Gong Li. I could have edited at least 30 minutes out of this movie because of this. And it’s not like its funny, it’s actually quite a boring movie. I liked Transporter 2 a lot better. Very dark and gritty without being that entertaining.
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