…..in a movie that could have been much better!
Don’t get me wrong, the movie isn’t bad, but especially for the ones who love to see masked women….it was a wasted opportunity. 🙁
For obvious reasons I re-watched a lot of the Sean Connery movies in the last weeks, and this was one of them.
The starting position is really promising:
You have grandmaster Sean Connery and you have the stunning Catherine Zeta-Jones as a master thief!
What you could do with such ingredients….
But let’s start at the beginning of the movie [SPOILERS ahead]:
A thief climbs down a skyscraper and breaks into it, robs a painting, wearing a some odd full face helmet with a display in it.
Only later we get to know this was actually the master thief that is played by Catherine Zeta-Jones. Quite a surprise!
A guess that the whole part was played by a stuntman as you can’t see for sure at any time of which gender the thief is.
But at least the thief was masked during the heist….more on that later.
Time for a video!
In this scene Catherine practises her movements while avoiding the “security measures”.
Ok, the isn’t really masked, but she is wearing a blindfold…which is practically an advanced eye mask.
And good old Sean Connery certainly seems to enjoy what he is seeing…. 😉
I wanted to show more from the movie, but a longer video got blocked right away.
So, I decided to show more interesting scenes from this movie just on pictures.
This scene is quite sexy as Catherine moves carefully through the openings between the fake lasern beams. I totally understand why Sean reacts like that.
Some pictures from other scenes:
(click to enlarge to full size)
[…more SPOILERS ahead]
These pictures show some of the wasted potential of this movie (especially for those who love masked women).
On the first heist you don’t know that it is Catherine, you can’t even see that it is a woman.
On both later heists she doesn’t wear a mask! Completely idiotic…. I am sure the producers said: “We have Catherine Zeta-Jones in our movie! We can’t disguise her pretty face….”.
A really bad decision! Anytime a guard could walk in, she could be filmed the whole time. Only really dumb thieves would break into some place without a mask when there is only a slightest chance for beeing seen/recorded.
She does wear a wetsuit in one scene, but that is only seen from these binocular shots as she quickly puts on a bathrobe.
The scuba scene is rather uninteresting as it is very short and dark. And I am sure that none of the two actors actually dove at all in that scene.
As they get into the room with the golden mask she is wearing that weird suit you see on the pictures above.
What is that? A ski suit? A 70’s b-movie space suit? It doesn’t look good and it isn’t skin tight like it should be.
I mean she is moving through invisible laser beams that would trigger the alarm. Her clothing should be REALLY tight to improve her chances.
There is also a third, final heist…but she doesn’t wear a catsuit or a mask then either. 🙁
Yeah, it is a solid movie…but damn…. still I get a little mad everytime I think what COULD have been….
Imagine Catherine in a real catsuit, with a real mask (cowl).
A guard discovers her, they fight. A second guard arrives.
They try to unmask her. She can barely avoid it, but her mask gets ripped/damaged.
She must flee quickly. Guards chasing her….
Here is the movie title for those who don’t know it:
What do you think of these scenes?
And what do you think of the movie?
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