Title: Training Day Director: Antoine Fuqua Year: 2001 Run time: 2hrs 2
This is another film that Mr C has seen and liked, which he wanted us to watch. Also, we saw a trailer for Brooklyn’s Finest which is a relatively new film by the same director, and which Mr C suggested was exactly the same movie over again. So, we thought we’d watch this first before seeing what that one was like.
2:27 - Guns on the breakfast table, not sure I’d allow that. 4:09 - He set his alarm at five for a ten am start? 9:19 - He’s potentially the scariest boss in existence. 10:22 - Rolling the window doesn’t mean anything these days, with electric buttons. 14:13 - He doesn’t appear to have a siren on his fancy car. 17:08 - See, that’s fine, I wouldn’t want to work with him anyway! 27:38 - He’s just going to watch him? 35:49 - “I said a wolf, not a rooster.” 37:00 - D, O, double G!! 45:03 - And Macy Gray! Weirdo musical film. 49:45 - “Don’t come in this area with anything less than a platoon.” Last place on earth I’d go. 58:32 - The puzzle factory is a new term for it. 1:05:10 - I am properly confused now. 1:15:23 - Not sure I like any of the people in this movie. 1:19:58 - People calling other people ‘son’ is very patronising. Unless they are actually their son, I guess. 1:27:02 - Why has he left him? 1:33:37 - Aww, he has to take the bus! 1:42:24 - People always end up on the roof. I have never been on a roof in my life. 1:47:44 - All those people watching, I’d be hiding in my house! 1:51:50 - Comparing yourself to King Kong is a bit of a stretch. 1:56:27 - That last line, a bit of recall, was the best bit of the film.
I wanted to like it, but I didn’t. I got very confused in the middle, so that I didn’t know who was good, who was bad, what was going on, and what the entire point was. I didn’t particularly like any of the people, and it all felt a bit weird. It had some good lines, but went on too long. Not a fan, I’m afraid.