Monday, June 12, 2006


We all know what we are getting with a Harrison Ford film: (1) A loving family thrown suddenly into peril; (2)the everyman father (Ford) who defies circumstance, overwhelming odds and sometimes the natural laws of physics to aid his family in overcoming the peril; and (3) lots of close-ups of raised eyebrows and slack-jawed looks of confusion, designed to convey that the character is befuddled just prior to his decision to kick some enemy ass.

Firewall has it all. And then some.

Unlike some of Ford's most recent movies, though, Firewall does have a frenetic pace that kept me interested in the outcome, and helped me overlook some of the more absurd and formulaic aspects of the plot. Good popcorn movie. **1/2


Kelly said...

I'll have to check it out. Have you reviewed The Family Stone? Just curious what you thought of it.

The Film Geek said...

Yep, it's in my May 7th post.

Kelly said...

well, I disagree.

The Film Geek said...

You liked it?

Ian C. said...

I HATED Firewall, and hope it's the curtain on Harrison Ford's career as an action hero-type of actor.

I agree, however, that it's good as a popcorn movie. If you think of it that way, I suppose the last 1/4 of the movie doesn't seem quite as ridiculous.

Age gracefully, Mr. Ford. Take some dramatic roles and remind people that you're actually a good actor.

Kelly said...

yes, I'm actually going to buy it.