Not being the type of film I usually enjoy, I started watching Miami Vice to my despair one night as I was bored at home, and just hanging out with my dad. I went into it not really thinking I would like it as much as I did. First of all, I missed the beginning 5 minutes of the movie, but from what I can tell, I didn’t miss much.
Overall I am giving this movie a 2.5 out 5. Although it was an alright movie, Colin Farrell’s character, Sonny Crockett, really just threw off the whole thing for me. Set in the early 2000’s, Sonny and his partner, Ricardo Tubbs (a rather ridiculous name if you ask me), played by Jamie Foxx, are undercover detectives who are eventually to take down a major drug smuggling operation. As this happens, we begin to see how their personal and professional lives mingle, but to them it seems to be worth it. For what you might ask? I think they just want to feel cool, but I also think they are good at what they do. What threw me off about Sonny’s character, was the fact that he had an outrageous mullet. Then comes in the idea that him and this bad ass Asian women, Isabella, have a love affair. In my honest opinion, she could do better.
My favorite part of this movie, was the character Nicholas. He has an accent that is like no other, it appeared to me to be a mix of english and country? I wasn’t really sure where they were trying to go in that aspect, but it makes everything he does in the movie a little more funny to me personally. As well as his character, I love the hard rock music they played in every transition scene, I mean it was some classic Soundgarden-esque music.
If you can make it to the end of this movie without dropping it because of Sonny’s character, you’ll also get to see an awesome shootout scene, where the audience even gets to see some blood get on the lens of the camera, a shout out to the action movie trope of course. I just found pleasure in this movie because of how bad it was built up to be. I actually kinda liked it, so maybe that’s just the vice in me.