Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Stardate 61943.85 - Miami Vice

I was not a fan of the TV show Miami Vice when it was on back in the 80s. Everyone was watching it, everyone in High School was going on and on and on and on and on about how good it was--and all that hype made me really NOT want to watch it.

I did, however, record the movie Miami Vice on the DVR and watched it over the weekend. In a word: awful.

As far as I could tell it bore no resemblance to the TV show, except for the main two characters having the same names as the TV characters. Now, I only watched a handful of the TV episodes, so I could be wrong here but I doubt it. The characters here didn't even act like their TV counterparts. This movie could have been called something else entirely and it wouldn't have mattered or been noticed by anyone.

The characters were poorly done, with very little historical information to establish their credibility. Am I to expect that two Miami cops have more experience dealing with drug runners than the FBI and a joint task force? Am I to believe that a joint task force in Miami on drug runners didn't involve the Miami police? Am I to believe that the Miami Vice unit has the funds to purchase cigar boats and private planes and enough guns to make the Terminator jealous? That's just crazy-talk.

I watched it to the end, but I didn't enjoy it. I found myself just waiting for the inevitable ending where the bad guys would get theirs.

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1 comment:

JamesF said...

Yep, that pretty much corresponds to what I thought about it. Minus the inclusion of an 80s outfit though.