1.22.2007

The Italian Job

I do enjoy this movie. It's a lot of fun. I've seen it several times now, and I've actually broken down and bought it because I saw it on sale for super-cheap at Costco. It's all about a heist and then revenge and then another heist. But it's got a handful of really fun actors in it. Mark Wahlburg is always very cute, but he's also a better actor that I fell some people give him credit for. This movie doesn't really require Shakespeare, but he's great. Charlize Theron, pre-Oscar (or at least this came out the same year as Monster), and she's still got that innocent kind of I haven't been nominated yet, so I'm still actually able to do this stuff without it being a step backwards. Unlike Aeon Flux, which I haven't seen, although I haven't heard anything good about it. Edward Norton. I think he's one of my favorite bad guys. He's so smarmy in so many things. But then again he plays a good guy in Fight Club. But in this he's almost slimy and he's mean, but he's predictable, but that's the character. The other characters are fantastic too: Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), Lyle/The Napster (Seth Green), Left Ear (Mos Def), and John Bridger (Donald Sutherland). They're all so funny, and well matched. The story is great too, but considering it's a remake, that's not surprising.

A plain, good, fun movie.

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