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You're not in Kansas anymore, Homo

Lured to the theater by the promise of the hunky Collin Farell, I went to see The Recruit tonight. I didn'r realize that it would be a trip into an alternate universe, one where the theater seats are filled with testosterone-laden straight boys and their glassy-eyed dates instead of the diverse crowd I usually share the theater with.

Thank god for those boys in the audience, because the movie did nothing to showcase Collin's assets. Chick (and guys who are into dick) Flicks make concessions for straight men, offering up endowed women in tight clothing, and I don't see why action films can't deliver also. As far as I'm concerned, all action filmmakers should imitate The Big Hit and add in gratuitous workout and shirtless scenes where the cinematography is dedicated to giving the audience what they really paid for. I sure as hell didn't pay for the predictable plot line and Al Pacino acting both enigmatic and annoying in his role as THE MAN meets Big Brother!

Reasons this film did not appropriately showcase Collin Farrell in all his loveliness.
1. Where are his abs? One split second glimpse while he is removing a small manila envelope from the waistband of his sweatpants is just mean.
2. When shirtless, all shots of lead do not need to be tight shots of his face. We've seen his face! When the rest of the body was clothed!
3. Lighting. Washing him out in blue tones does nothing for his skin, what we got to see of it. If you are only going to show us a flash of skin, make him look sexy while you do it.

/rant (for now)


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Feb. 1st, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better...

I didn't care for the movie either.
Feb. 1st, 2003 12:14 am (UTC)
Well shit, there go my weekend plans. I suppose it's back to the couch and some DVDs then. Count of Monte Cristo is nice eye candy, at least by my tastes. Maybe pretty all clothed, but those 18th and 19th century flowy white shirts are insanely sexy when all off kilter and torn mid-sword fight. Rarr.
Feb. 1st, 2003 06:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for the review! I, as Straight Chick, so wanted to go see The Recruit for gratuitous Hot Colin Ferrell.... I might just wait now. I definitely can't stand Al Pacino regurgitating the same old crap now.
Feb. 1st, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)
I actually liked the movie...but I like a good action flick every now and then. I would recommend it. I agree that Colin's "assets" weren't exploited very much. Tigerland did a much better job of that, I thought. Oh, and I thought Al Pacino did a fine job. I enjoy his acting quite a bit. I guess it's one of those agree to disagree things...although I suppose you do have the upper hand here as this is your LJ. :)
Feb. 1st, 2003 12:56 pm (UTC)

I hate Str8 boys!! lol I want to see that movie too, just haven't made it there yet... :(

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