“For the first time in at least a couple years, I did something unthinkable. I went over a week without going to the movies! *gasp* I was in Vegas for my birthday and it just wasn’t feasible to squeeze in a movie. It did take some effort to convince myself that would be okay. The next thing to do was convince myself that I didn’t wanna see the movies that were coming out that week. And it would have worked, except that I really love Late Night tv, and actors from that week’s movies were doing the talk show circuit and got me to wanting to see stuff. Crap.
And I was so close on getting away with not caring about this one. I hadn’t seen a trailer at all. Reviews were abysmal. But the cast, oh my God, the cast. Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Clifton Collins Jr, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet (?!), Anthony Mackie, and Gal Gadot. And even if it wasn’t good, it sounded right up my alley. Some guys are pulling a heist of some sort, and they figure the best way to buy themselves some time before the police responded was to pull a 999 farther out. 999 is code for “”officer down””, and they made such a point of saying 999 multiple times during the movie. It could have been a drinking game.
Yeah it wasn’t that great. Kinda predictable. Maybe too many people to manage. Dark, which I liked, but nothing really new. It did feel like the sort of thing my Daddy would have picked to rent from Blockbuster, so I appreciated that vibe. Also, no idea what the heck Kate Winslet was thinking in taking this role. Maybe just wanted to do something way against type, even if it was well beneath her? The world may never know
Triple 9 – \m/ \m/ \n”