Well, that was fun.
Intrigue, suspense, and how-did-he-do-that wonder. A lot of people
compared this one to Entrapment,
and said it was a lot better. I disagree on both counts. Sure,
the theft of a painting and the insurance investigator theme are the same,
but Entrapment was action, for
the most part. This was most definitely not action, but intrigue.
And it was fun.
I've never seen the original of this remake, so I can't make
that comparison, and wouldn't want to, anyway. What I do know is
that there is chemistry between the two lead characters, and they pull
off their betrayals pretty well. I thought Brosnan's character was
better than Russo's. I found her too arrogant in her expressions
early on, and then she falls apart way too easily later on. I thought
she would go for subtle revenge rather than what she did. I know
her character was supposed to be arrogant, but I don't like the way it
was acted, almost tongue-in-cheek. She seemed to figure things out
way too quickly, without much logical thought. I guess they just
had to get the plot moving.
The sex scene was fun, too. The stairs, the desk, then
off the desk. They weren't as erotic as I'd been led to believe by
reading some reviews, though.
Finally, I love the way Brosnan's character swindled the museum
both in removing and in restoring the painting. Especially in restoring
The movie was quite good, but I liked Entrapment
better. This one was a little slow for me in a lot of spots.