THE INTERNATIONAL... FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
We're in the theater watching previews before the new James Bond movie starts (I liked it) and on comes a trailer for a big budget thrilled called "The International."
The International's production say the film involves an Interpol officer who is trying to bring justice to the world's largest bank. "Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war."
I'm sure when the script for this film was written, the premise must have seemed awesome, but not it seems a little silly.
Clive Owen is saying things in the trailer like, "We've got to take this bank down." And I'm thinking, "I've got a plan. Why don't you convince the bank to make loans to people who can't afford to pay them back? Your problem will be solved in about a year."
Instead, Clive Owen jets all over the world having harrowing adventures and probably gets it on with Naomi Watts and then shoots some guy on a rooftop in Istanbul.
I'm sure this film will be fine, but I'm just saying my idea would be an excellent film as well. Especially if it stared Jim Kramer.
P.S. If I'm watching a movie where a bank is the bad guy, I definitely want to hear dialogue like: "Stop it right there, bank!"