Monday, January 25, 2010


What Are We Stealing Today?

I do have a soft spot each time a movie's soundtrack comes with a Massive Attack track, and here the riffs from their song Angel is unmistakable. Unfortunately it was good music which accompanied a nicely done pivotal scene which kept you wondering, for a while at least, if a security officer, sworn to do what's right, would finally cave in to his buddies' temptation and offer to steal their cargo load of a cool US$42 million, an act which with the right, consistent cover-story and alibi, and the promise of nobody getting hurt, can solve anyone's financial problems in one fell swoop.

Directed by Nimrod Antal who directed one of my favourite films Kontroll, Armored turned out to be less fun, highly cliche, and riddled with plot loopholes. Any security professional would be able to see through the gaping loopholes, but hey, without which the story would never have made sense anyhow. If anything, the star casting is interesting given the likes of Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne and Jean Reno even lending their weight to a mediocre film that would otherwise be comfortable sitting on the shelves of direct to DVD movies.

You can read my review of Armored at by clicking on the logo below.


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