Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CRASH - The TV show


No, seriously?

Is it me -- or does that look like they took the characters and situations from the movie, that were already skating on the edge of cliche, and jumped in full bore?

Dennis Hopper physically shaking saying a line, "I'm scared of a black man with a gun" and it comes off as sarcasm. Okay. No idea who the audience Starz is shooting for on this thing.

I liked the movie. I liked it a lot. But I think it is one of those premises that only works as a movie. I also think Paul Haggis was teetering on a very fine line and had to handle the content extremely delicately. Which he did.

Television is anything BUT delicate.

But you be the judge. Here's the movie trailer.

To me the movie trailer has a lot of heart. The TV-ized trailer is all contrivance.
(But, then again a lot of people felt that way about the movie too :p So who knows?)


Russell said...

I hated the movie, and it looks like this tv show is a bastardization of it. What happened to Paul Haggis?

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? This show looks amazing - just like the movie. Now the relationships that were sooooo good in the movie can be explored more in depth. Sorry it's not the fuckin' Guild you plant.