BUT, I did go see Miami Vice last night and I must say that while the movie wasn't bad nor was it good, I witnessed some of the worst writing/acting in a movie in quite some time. Either the writer (Michael Mann) was a little lazy when writing this or the actors (Farrell and Foxx) just weren't doing a good job.
Now we all know that Jamie Foxx is a talented brotha and Colin is good is his own right (I mean, he's Australian and speaks English better than me without any signs of an accent). So this leads me to believe that the writing was just so horrible that not even Jamie or Colin could save it. There were a lot of quips and jaded phrases being tossed out in a very bravada-driven manner. Meaning, Foxx and Colin would be in precarious situations and all-of-a-sudden throw out some lame, cocky statement to show how confident yet tough they were and it would just come across as fake, purported, and wack. I would like to believe that these two guys could have improvised the script a bit more than it appears they did and made the writing seem a little better. But perhaps it was just an "off" on for both of these cats.
Overall though, I thought the movie was an average film. 3 Stars on this one. The action scenes are GREAT and if you like big guns and people getting knocked off, then you'll like several scenes in this movie. But overall, it just left you wishing there was MORE to it. I can see why it isn't doing too well. One thing is for sure, Jamie and Colin are not Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas. Or should I say Crockett & Tubbs?
A couple items though, that I wanted to make note of from this film:
1. Colin Farrell (arguably) has a mullet in this film as well as the handlebar mustache like Big Paulie from Orange County Choppers. I found this QUITE hilarious!
2. I don't know who