I wonder who the hell is picking scripts for Harrison Ford these days. I mean, when was the last time he made something sort of good? I honestly can't remember - though I suppose thing don't look too bad from atop the massive pile of money the mediocre flicks have made him, so we probably shouldn't throw too many stones. Regardless, a report on an early Firewall screening (up at AICN) indicates that we're going to have to wait at least one more movie before the man does something worth spending $10 to see.

The fact that the review refers to the film as "a third-rate Ransom" should be enough to scare pretty much anyone off, since Ransom wasn't even very good. If, however, you loved Ransom, perhaps this will do it for you: the poor tipster - who adores Ford - "honestly can't think of a single good thing to say about Firewall." Yeah, it's bad.

The most interesting thing about the report, however, is that the writer also saw a Q&A with Ford that took place after the screening. Though no direct quotes are offered, he got the distinct impression that Ford knows the movie is bad and just isn't bothered: "he made a comment about some films just being a career to him." While there's probably something to respect in that attitude, it still doesn't mean we have to go see the damn things.
categories Cinematical