|12.26.10||Blu-ray|| For whatever reason, this was my choice. I never really watched the TV show but vaguely remember it being about 4 dudes in a van that drive around helping random people in LA. Like a lady loses her cat or something and they find it. Maybe I just saw the wrong episode or something, maybe it's all paramilitary explosions and location shooting and I just don't know about it.|
Given my understanding of the show, I was pretty surprised when my dad said he thought the TV version was better. I consider this movie a success.
The script is snappy, I love three of the four leads (Rampage Jackson shouldn't be there. Get an actor). I even almost buy that Jessica Biel could be in the FBI. The CGI in the boat sinking sequence was terrible and made for a series of confined sets bordered by random freight iron that made me think that they ran out of money. Everything else though I thought was well done and reasonably intelligent. I'm sure all the stuff that happens in this movie is not realistic, but it has that tinge that someone at least thought about it even if they didn't hire the mythbusters to prove it out. It's plausible enough and presented in a way that kept me interesting. I'm surprised as anyone to say that I liked this. I feel like I like Narc and Smokin Aces less than most movie geeks. What can I say though, I had a good time with this.
Maybe it's the Blu-ray. This christmas' experience with setting up my dad's player and seeing some movies on it, along with the fact that those movies were reasonably prices, has brought me a long way from my immediate dismissal of the medium. I'm at the point now where I have a few Blu/DVD combos because they were the same price as the DVD stand-alone and I'll probably wish I was watching the Blu when I pop the DVDs in. I wouldn't be surprised if I get a PS3 before too long.