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Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn
Rajskub, Robert Patrick
||They'd probably be
||It's good for the
both of you.
killing of people.
||There's some care
||A couple of lines
||I'll just say
this: "You dumb-ass kid, read the damn cookie label
||Nothing as good as
"Get off my plane!"
||Armyan Bernstein, Jon Shestack, Basil Iwanyk
Sure, heís a little bit older, but heís also a little bit
wiser, and now heís in charge of the computer security for a
regional bank in the Seattle area. Heís Harrison Ford,
I mean Jack Stanfield, and the simple advice to would be
thieves Ė donít mess with his family. He might be a little
bit older, but he can still kick some ass, and loves his
A Movie Review
"Firewall" gives us Harrison Ford as Jack. Heís been
protecting the assets of you and me and the bank for years,
adapting to new technology as if he was just out of college.
Heís got a hot wife, Beth (Virginia Madsen). Sheís an
architect and shows that even older men with graying hair
can score a good looking wife. Heís also got a couple of
kids, which make him happy, but his bank might merge with
this bigger conglomerate, and this doesnít really make him
happy. His buddy, Harry (Robert Forster) has been
approached by Bill (Paul Bettany), about maybe going out on
their own setting up computer systems to safeguard all of
our monies. Harryís up for it, Jackís interested, but then
it turns out Bill isnít really on the up-and-up. Nope, Bill
has hatched a huge, enormous, please just let it go and let
the movie run with it so it doesnít ruin the movie for you,
plan to get about a hundred million dollars, and part of
that plan is taking hostage Jackís wife and kids, while
letting Jack figure out a way to get him the money.
But Jackís not a dumb dude, he keeps trying to get his
family free, much to the chagrin of Bill, and finally, Jack
pretty much realizes that Bill will probably kill his family
in the end anyway. So, yea, Jack hatches a plan to protect
his family, screw over Bill and his cronies, and heís just
lucky the bad dudes donít kill the family dog.
Look, "Firewall" isnít the greatest movie in the world.
You can probably guess that from the trailer. And "Firewall"
wonít be breaking any new ground, and you can probably guess
that from the trailer as well. But "Firewall" is a nice
escape in the movie theater, especially if you saw the movie
"Air Force One" and loved it when Harrison Fordís character
gruntingly ordered "Get off my plane!" Instead of his
plane, Jack wants his family back and will do what is
necessary to get them, and you can guess, that doesnít bode
well for the bad dudes.
I suppose I wonít go too much into this review more than
that, because I think you can know what to expect. Virginia
Madsen does a good job as the wife/mother, the kids arenít
too annoying, and Harrison Ford is, well, Harrison Ford,
doing the things we like him to do. Heís a loving father,
sort of, does a good job at his job, and will do whatever he
has to do in order to protect the oneís he loves. Sometimes
that all that I ask, and that gives the film 3 stars out of
5. Catch a matinee if you can, but itís definitely worth the
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!