Okay, I saw this because everybody was saying that this is
Travolta's best work since "Pulp Fiction". Well,
it's not. It's not really a bad movie, but it's no "Pulp
Fiction". The movie is about a computer hacker named Stanley
Jobson's (Jackman). Recently released from prison, Jobson,
is coerced by "the most dangerous spy" (Travolta) to
help steal $6 billion in unused government funds. Halle
Berry plays Ginger, who is supposedly an DEA agent, but by the
end...well I don't want to give the end away.
There's a side story that involves Stanley Jobson's (Jackman)
daughter. Basically, she is in the custody of his ex-wife
and porn filmmaker husband, and Jobson really hates that, and
wants his daughter all for himself. Jobson doesn't come off selfish,
because the ex-wife is a real bitch. Even though throughout
most of the film, Jobson is working for the bad guy, the drama
with his daughter is showing that's he's really changed since he
was sent to prison, and that he's no bad guy.
Anyhoo, whenever I see a movie where one of the stars is a unknown
(at least to me), I am pleased. I now know who Hugh Jackman
is, and I think he's a great actor. I'm now on the look out
for his future projects. Don Cheadle, an other great actor
and one of the few bright spots in "Traffic", plays an
agent in "Swordfish". I can't remember whether it
was CIA or FBI, but does it really matter? He was
good. Halle Berry....okay, I must say that it was NOT
her boobs that got me into the theater, despite what she was going
for on the MTV movie awards. She is extremely attractive,
and they were an added bonus to the film, but I'm no
pervert. Again, we are told that she is a DEA agent, but who
knows? The end of the film questions that.
I'm gonna give this a good review because it kept me guessing and
seemed to be an original script. I like Dominic Sena as a
director, and enjoyed his last film "Gone in 60 Seconds"
(except Nick Cage). "Swordfish" is no "Pulp
Fiction", but what is?
( 3 out of 4 pops )
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