In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Tony Scott and Denzel Washington are so committed to all of these clichés in such a real, genuine way. If there’s a joke, they’re not in on it.”
“Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.”
I find myself dismissing action movies a lot. But when I do watch them, I more often than not really enjoy them. Until my movie snobbery makes me forget that, and I dismiss the genre again But I really need to just accept that a well made movie is a well made movie. Even if its genre isn’t the most cerebral. Because sometimes all you need is a tight script, well shot action set pieces here and there, and an awesome ass kicker in the lead role. Sometimes all you need is something like Man on Fire.
Former special forces soldier, former government spook, current drunk, Creasy (Denzel Washington) is in need of work. His old friend Rayburn (Christopher Walken) is able to help via his security firm, getting a Creasy a gig guarding a family in Mexico. Specifically, guarding their young daughter, Pita (Dakota Fanning). Kidnappings in the country are so frequent, it’s common for family’s like Pita’s to take out kidnapping insurance. But their current policy has lapsed, hence the need for Creasy. (more…)