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  • #31
    Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

    What? I didn't say anything about...

    SPOILER

    ...Tubbs actually being a ghost.
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    • #32
      Nor.... (SPOILERS!!!)

      ...All those scenes where Crocket and Tubbs spend organizing a union among the Columbian cane-field workers.

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      • #33
        Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

        did crockett and tubbs love interests look hot in the movie?
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        • #34
          Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

          Originally posted by Juno Styles
          did crockett and tubbs love interests look hot in the movie?
          Gong Li's Isabella is a strong character, imo, but there's too many times where the language barrier hinders her performance. Nonetheless, she still has quite a presence on the screen.
          Naomi as Tubbs' love interest is forgettable (hence why I don't even remember her character's name) and underused. Then again, the story was not focused on her but whatever scene she was on was nothing to nod about. I mean, the blonde detective, was so much more interesting in my eyes.
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          • #35
            Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

            dag...i know i'm not in a rush to see this movie now.
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            • #36
              Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

              Originally posted by Jake Schuster
              Gong Li, as always, was perfectly cast.
              Casting Gong Li was the biggest mistake Mann made. She was absolutely awful for this part - no good Engrish. There was zero chemistry between her and Farrell when we're supposed to believe (SPOILERS) that they'd both risk it all for each other. Bull sh!t. Ugh. She didn't appear comfortable in any of their intimate scenes and her "looks to convey emotion" were completely inscrutable. A huge misstep by Mann and the primary reason why this film goes in the "liked it, didn't love it" bin. Put Grace Park or Ziyi Zhang or some other hot YOUNG Asian chick in the role, but there was no way I believed Colin Farrell falls for the older broad with the weird features.

              My date and I were laughing at the supposedly serious moments between them. And at the horrible dialogue too. She leaned over at one point and said, "Did George Lucas write this scene?"

              Stylish. Fun. Exciting. Suspenseful. And a total bust on the romance front. Cut this sucker down to 2 hrs and lose the 15 minutes of Gong/Farrell Fvcking.

              After seeing it I know exactly why it hasn't been bringing in the box. This isn't something many people are recommending to their friends, because it's not particularly entertaining.
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              • #37
                Re: Miami Vice thoughts...non-spoilers.

                Sorry, this post is a bit boring, i realise too late.

                I saw this at the cinema two days in a row. The second time I mistakenly wandered into the wrong auditorium. I enjoyed it the first time, so watched again.

                "Heat" was excellent. Super cool.

                "Miami Vice" was OK. After the first viewing, I was left wondering whether there was any script at all. The enunciation was poor, and it seemed the amount of dialogue was about the same as in a porno movie:

                "Hello, I am the repair man."

                Then 10 minutes before the next line. It was a good example of putting nice things up on the screen for us to look at. Expensive, shiny, beautiful, it held my attention. I found the sudden endings to music jarring.

                The second time around I noticed that there was more dialogue than at I first realised. I liked gong li. All the casting was top rate.

                Mann (co)wrote, produced and directed the film, so I think I can understand why the story wasn't re-written any more. Perhaps Anthony Yerkovich could only put so much pressure on Mann to change stuff. Hill Street Blues is very good, isn't it?

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