Collateral

Having a baby means never getting to go to the theater. Collateral was the last movie we watched in the theater. The first half of the movie is very good but the later half is quite bad.

This is the last movie we saw in the theater. That was a long time ago. We used to watch at least a movie every weekend, but that is difficult with a baby. In fact, we haven’t been to the theater in a long time. Even watching movies at home on DVD is not easy. Michelle needs attention soon enough and we have to break up the movie into multiple settings. Or we have to wait until she goes to sleep before starting a movie. But Michelle goes to sleep late (10-11pm).

Coming to Collateral, it started out good. The premise is interesting and Jamie Foxx did some very good acting. I am not a fan of Tom Cruise and don’t consider him to be much of an actor and as usual he didn’t disappoint. Despite the good start, the movie fizzles out in the latter half where we get all sort of cliched and hackneyed scenes, like Foxx’s cellphone battery dying in the middle of a most important call.