Wednesday, 24 April 2013
48 Hours Review
Another thing a movie like this needs is great action. While it may have been good for 1982, the action does not age well into today. The shootouts are over acted and chases are nothing special. I did enjoy the fist fight between Nolte and Murphy because it was reminiscent of Hugh Grant vs Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary in the fact that it was two guys who can't fight but attempting it anyway. Whether this was by design for the characters or just bad choreography is irrelevant. It did entertain.
To wrap up those shortcomings, the movie is just out and out boring. The story has no real intrigue or twists. Without that, one would have to rely on entertaining dialogue or great action. And as I mentioned, this movie has neither. Instead, they use a lot of filler like a useless montage of Nolte driving towards the club that Murphy is in while an entire song is played.
I'm glad it was made because it paved the way for one of my favourite subgenres. But what it spawned is so much better than what it is. Don't see it.