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WHERE'S THE WHOOOSH?! - Bobbi Jones

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Bobbi Jones has rated 21 rating: 3 Star

I've been spoiled by the TV series, 'Las Vegas', with James Caan & the constant 'whooosh!' of the camera as it hones in on the next scene like an adrenaline rush when one-armed bandits finally surrender their lovely lucre with a ring a ding ding. I especially love the central security room with all the latest gadgets, including facial recognition, to catch wannabe bank breakers. (But honestly, folks, would you mess with a man who was Sonny Corleone in a past life?) It was interesting to take a trip back to a time when if someone had only taught me, I'd have had my mortgage paid.(Another missed opportunity. Like my SSIA.Whooosh!) So the story was fortunately strong enough to impel some momentum despite the sometimes dragging story lines of the younger cast members. The problem is Kevin Spacey produced as well as co-starred as the ring leading blackjack professor. Any judicious editing went out the casino doors including the time it took for his final but predictable exit. Laurence Fishburne, as the old school security chief stole the show & would have definitely made James Caan an offer he couldn't refuse. Would you mess with a dude whose idea of pleasure is letting your face admire the family jewels up close & personal? (The only other guy I know with rings that size is riding a tank promoting Snickers!)

Review published on the 13 May 2008 18:41

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