Broadcasted: Training Day (2001)

Hey guys! Ready for another Broadcasted! review that will rock your movie world? So, today we have Training Day directed by Antoine Fuqua (Shooter, King Arthur). I chose this movie after John Tucker Must Die because after watching an anverage teen movie, I wanted to get back to a more serious-minded and oscar-winning (Denzel Washington for Best Leading Actor) movie. I know this is probably a classic for most of you people but still it REALLY deserves a review.

Training Day is the story of a cop (Ethan Hawke) wanting to become a narcotics officer. So he is trained by crooked cop (with a really cool car) Alonzo (Denzel Washington). During this training day, he learns a lot about the real life in the streets of L.A. and sheds light on the shadowy moves of Alonzo. He will learn too much…

Training Day has truly good cast, besides an amazing performance by Denzel Washington with his super cool: “You wanna go home or you wanna go to Jail?”. He really did deserve the Oscar for this role. Ethan Hawke is pretty good in it too and, for the Hip-Hop fans, there surely is an all-star cast with superstar rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and singer Macy Gray. Moreover, even if you begin to know what is going to happen pretty early in the movie, the whole scenario is pretty well written. Antoine Fuqua also managed to give the viewer beautiful images of L.A. and the filming is great, you can feel the tension between the characters and every emotion is visible (thanks to great acting too). Well, the movie is well packed up and if you’re looking for a good cop/action movie, I recommend you watch it, you won’t get tired of it.

Why did I watch this movie? Mainly because Denzel Washington got an Oscar out of it so I wanted to see if he deserved it. You won’t be disappointed if you watch this movie even if you’re not a true Ethan Hawke fan (which I’m not), for those who hate Denzel Washington, I’m sorry but you won’t like it because the movie is mostly about him and this is the only thing I found annoying: the side characters are not really important to the movie.

Ok, let’s wrap it up and this “broadcasted!” movie gets a more than decent 8.9/10.

Trailer and a super cool scene of the movie after the jump. Thanks for reading guys! I’ll get back to you for more Broadcasted! reviews. Up next, How I met Your Mother Season 1&2&3. Continue reading

Broadcasted: John Tucker Must Die (2006)

The first movie I “Broadcasted!” is not the best movie I’ve ever seen but it still deserves a review.

So, let’s get started. John Tucker Must Die is a comedy/romance movie directed by Betty Thomas (Doctor Dolittle, I Spy). It is about Kate (Brittany Snow), a girl who changes high schools all the time because of a (hot) mom getting dumped by all of her boyfriends. Kate ends up at the Forest Hills High School where John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe), the handsome, nba-style basketball player and also captain of the High School team is dating three different girls from three different cliques at the same time: the head cheerleader (Ashanti), the school news reporter (Arielle Kebbel) and an environmental activist (Sophia Bush). Ask me how? Because (I know it’s gonna sound weird) these girls hate each other so much that they never talk to each other. As the three girls realize they’ve been played by the handsome John, they unite to destroy John Tucker’s love life. How? Okay, this is the last thing you’ll know. They use the poor and unknown Kate to seduce him and break his heart.

Well, this movie is not thrilling but still if you’re bored it can help you make your day by watching beautiful girls and a handsome guy (and a funny fat dude). The plot is pretty twisted as you can see since the three girls from the same high school are dating the same time. If you are really looking for a big laugh, I do not recommend you watch it even if it’ll make you smile sometimes. The actors aren’t really the funniest you can find in Hollywood and there is no leading funny guy (like Will Ferrell or Seth Rogen). The only funny thing is that the girls get evil real quick and John Tucker reacts pretty well to all the dirty stuff they do to him.

Then, why did I watch this movie, and why would you? Well, it’s kinda like a feel-good movie that you wanna watch after breaking up with your bf/gf (ok bad times) or even if you wanna break somebody’s heart…. Just kidding, just a feel-good teen movie for me and got some evil ideas out of it… So that makes a 4.6/10 for me.

Trailer after the jump. I’ll get back to you for more Broadcasted! reviews.

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