Monday, July 18, 2005

Hustle & Flow....


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Love the poster but the movie for me, wasn't all that... I've been reading and hearing the buzz on this film but I came out buzzing in my own way and wishing I had skipped seeing it. I should've stuck to plan *A* and watched the Bernard Hopkins fight, which I heard he lossed... I predicted that one...

Anyway, Hustle and Flow... I saw this disappointing film this past Saturday. It was actually a premiere showing at a really nice movie theatre in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. called the Arclight. I love this spot because you never have to worry about getting a seat. When you get your ticket you pick what seat you'll be in like reserved seating... It's real cool.. The chairs are ultra comfortable.. The food is okay.. They try to be fancy with their stuff but even this theatre on this night disappointed me!! I couldn't believe how they had us go through airport style security just to get into see this film. I guess they were looking at this movie as a "black" movie, which meant they needed to check us all for guns, knives, razor blades, bazookas, tanks, etc etc.. The guard asked me if I had any knives or razor blades and I responded by saying "nah, I came to see the movie. I wasn't planning on cutting anybody tonight.... maybe tomorrow.." And then I smiled... *smile* Some lady standing behind me said out loud "I bet you didn't have this kind of security at the premiere of the wedding crashers!!"

So, I get inside and take my seat. They had these big card like questionaires for everyone to fill out at the end of the movie.. General questions about who we are, ethnicity, age, etc etc and then general questions about what attracted us to come see the movie as well as questions about what we liked about it... I didn't see any section asking what we didn't like about the movie but I guess that's on purpose...

The movie? Hated it... Terrence Howard is cool.. I always enjoy him but I think what killed the movie for me was the white girl and Anthony Anderson.. And then the story itself was predictable to the third power!! I was so disappointed but I figure with this being an MTV movie they just trying to be safe with the casting and by making it a predictable story with gun battle in the club and a feel good ending...*laugh* That was weak... And as much as I do like Terrence, I would've rather seen him in the supporting role that Anthony Anderson played and then have the lead role played by a real...ummm..well... somebody more authentic to the role.. To me, Terrence was just playing the same character he played briefly in Dead Presidents; saying "man" at the end of every sentence.

I was really hoping to walk out of that theatre feeling like I experienced a masterpiece of a story and some incredible acting worthy of all the buzz but instead I felt like I watched something that was a waste of time with corny music... "You know its hard out there for a pimp...." That song was corny! Of course this is all my humble and fabulous opinion... Try to enjoy it if you do choose to see it... *smile*

1 comment:

Shelley Halima said...

Thanks for helping me save my 8 dollars. :-)