Originally Posted by Breck Bronc
I saw Collateral last night and thought it was pretty mediocre. The story had a good premise but it really fell off in the second half of the film. The ending was too conventional "Hollywood" for my taste, way too predictable. Itís still worth seeing in the theaters or on DVD.
Cruise was decent as a hit man; I saw nothing special from his performance. I thought Tom Hanks did better job in his "bad guy" role in the excellent Road to Perdition. Same with Denzel in Training Day. The best part of the movie was when Cruise says to a couple of criminals, "Yo, Homie", and the entire audience laughs at the unintentional comedy.
I thought Jaime Foxx did a good job with his role as an unconfident cabbie. Foxx never broke out like predicted after Any Given Sunday, this movie may help him get to the next level.
Downtown Los Angeles and its skyscrapers looked magnificent for the entire nighttime based movie.
The "Yo homie" part was indeed funny.
Although I think Foxx has broken out... I don't know if you've seen the previews, but there is a movie coming called "Ray" which is about the life of Ray Charles, and Foxx plays him... which is a pretty big role, I think. Or perhaps collateral and ray will really make him a star.. Either way.