Monday, July 26, 2010

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING 21 YEARS LATER: "Renny Harlin's best film..."

5 Days of War Coming Soon

Let’s blow some stuff up!

I’m not a fan of Renny Harlin. He may be an “acclaimed director” in some people’s eyes, but to me he’ll always be the guy who gave us The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.


Hands down Renny Harlin's best film is The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990). No argument. Otherwise known for his sequels, he has a knack of bringing out the worst in otherwise decent actors (Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson), while coaxing fun performances out of unexpected places (Andrew Dice Clay, LL Cool J). Despite what some would say has been a disappointing career, the Finnish-born director is persistent in working to bring his ideas to the big screen. One of the best (to drink to) is Deep Blue Sea, a story based on using DNA from “enhanced” sharks to cure Alzheimer’s Disease, a completely plausible storyline given credence by Caucasian-sounding Jackson’s command performance. Too bad the Diceman was unavailable to be the sharks’ straight man.