I realise that this movie review is going on a month old at this point, but I figure I should put it up just for th archive.
Taking the basic premise of the TV show he created and doing his best to increase the cool factor, Michael Mann drags us all back down to Miami to revisit the drug trade.
Successful in adding more cool to the movie, yes, bringing a decent story to the table, no.
It was really hard trying to find anything interesting to grab onto in this movie. Yeah there were a few nice shootouts, but the screen seemed to be more focused on Colin Farrel and Jamie Foxx trying to out-star and out-cool each other.
Watching these to guys pushed down my throat as part of the new Hollywood elite isn’t a meal I’ll enjoy eating. I’ve yet to see Colin Farrel drive anyone to a film and reading stories of Jamie Foxx having tantrums when he’s not treated better than Eddie Murphy on the set of their next film hardly gets me excited for a project from these two. Hey Jamie, Ray was nice, but come on, Eddie Murphy has made some real scratch in this town, don’t get your panties in a twist.
Watching this movie made me realize that Don Johnson actually brought something to the table in the original series… some personality.