I rented this DVD as a result of it mentioned on the again that it was made by the “identical group” that introduced us Crash. Since Crash has been one among my all-time favorites, I assumed I’d be handled to the identical degree of intelligence and excellence – not!
That is mainly a 115 minute hip-hop music video with virtually a “visitor look” by Invoice Paxton. If Haven was an entry in a digital camera methods competitors it might need gained a “Golden Handheld Digicam” award. However 1000’s of sensible close-ups, an out-of-breath enhancing and a lovely island a film don’t make.
The story is thoughts bogglingly easy and trite. Two con artists (in Florida?) evade the feds and bounce to the Cayman Islands. Invoice Paxton is likely one of the dangerous guys who takes to the island his teenage daughter and an obscene amount of money wrapped round his physique.
At that time, the plot snaps and we’re launched a very new set of characters consisting of a poor fisherman child, a stunning black lady (with robust resemblance to Thandie Newton of Crash) who comes from an higher class household and her jealous brother who would cease at nothing to cease his sister’s affair with the working-class child from the fallacious aspect of the marina.
This “Caribbean Romeo and Juliet” theme is smothered beneath layer upon layer of medication, booze, limitless partying round swimming swimming pools the place every little thing goes, numerous cussing and cursing and posturing by a military of preening bling-bling gangstas with an excessive amount of testosterone for their very own good… going spherical and spherical in limitless wash cycles.
And what occurs to the Invoice Saxton character and her daughter? I believe in some unspecified time in the future he finds himself on the receiving finish of a handgun and agrees to half together with his money.
And the Romeo child who loves the Juliet lady has a foul factor occur to him but on the finish each most important characters have a Socratic conversion and disown all medication and violence.
So we’re left there twisting within the balmy commerce winds with no closure in sight however the music retains blaring within the background if that is any comfort in any respect.
I’ve a sense, lengthy after the discerning movie lovers received up in the midst of this Crash-impersonator and went dwelling, the Haven’s crew had been nonetheless partying on the Caymans.