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Collateral (2004)

Collateral (2004)


Tom Cruise
Jamie Foxx

Directed by Michael Mann

Collateral is one movie I will always remember watching.

Collateral is a beautiful thriller and Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of his character is welcoming and it gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Collateral is a crime thriller film from one of the best directors around Michael Mann and his directorial ace is how he paced the movie, not to mention the packaging and the way the plot unfolds is just magical. Cruise did very well in his portrayal of a villain, his composure and speech will pass the message across that this individual is ready to do anything to get the job done.

Collateral has a hired assassin going on a ride with a taxi driver named Max (Jamie Foxx), all in the aim of making some stops and taking out some individuals that he was paid to do. Max on the other hand had no idea that the passenger he was so eager to carry was one he will never forget.
Vincent (Tom Cruise) was the name of the passenger and he was ready to pay Max $600 as a fee to hire him for the night.

Now Max has been a Cabby for 12 years and $600 in one night looked like a nice deal, so he took it and not long after things started to change and Max latter regretted the decision. He also had to stand up to Vincent which took some guts, and in the end we learn, if it sounds too good to be true ($ \600 for a night for some stops), it probably is.

Collateral approaches you from a view of the hired assassins, and it solidifies the thought we have of them, heartless psychopaths with no morals at all.
When you view the movie’s build up to the eventual fallout of the relationship of the assassin and his unwilling apprentice. You just have to marvel at the way the story just kept flowing without send you to sleepyville. The usual happens in this movie, where the men fallout of favor with themselves because of a girl.

Perpetuation is one thing that this movie has, although it doesn’t get tiring you will notice it. This nice thriller did have some cinematography flops especially when there are trying to achieve a close up, it looked amateur, which was the idea mind you, but it was not cool.

The whole idea of a bad guy all up in suit and with white hair was just cool, as in Cruise looked cool in his portrayal.

Collateral is one movie I will always remember watching and if you haven’t seen it, I’m wondering why.


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