Kim and I watched the movie Hostage yesterday (Bruce Willis, 2005).  I really liked it, and I think that any other fan of 24 would like it too.  I’ll post a comment with more specifics; don’t read the comments on this post if you don’t want to see spoilers!

Posted by Anthony on 7 replies


01. Oct 10, 2005 at 04:25pm by Anthony:

On the one hand, Hostage seems like a blatant bite off of 24 (mainly season 1).  Right down to the bad punk kids & the behind-the-scenes real bad guys, the father-daughter tension, and the epidepherin.  They even got President Palmer’s right-hand security man to be a SWAT guy in Hostage.

It’s hard to imagine that a 2005 movie so similar to a 2002 (2001?) TV series wasn’t in some way influenced by it, but I guess it’s possible.  Either way though I think Hostage was a good movie.

02. Oct 10, 2005 at 07:54pm by Kim:

The only thing Anthony failed to mention that might be a turn off for some 24 fans was that Hostage was fraught with bad language. Part of what I love about 24 is that there is no swearing!

03. Oct 10, 2005 at 07:59pm by Anthony:

Ah yes, there was more bad language in Hostage than in 24.  But to be fair, 24 does have its fair share of cursing; it’s just the d-word and the h-word instead of the s- and f-words.

04. Oct 11, 2005 at 03:28pm by MPAW:

What can I say?  Bruce Willis can do no wrong.  I thought that the opening scene was incredible (and as I recall even the opening credits were pretty cool).  I thought it got kind of goofy at the end though despite a pretty good premise.  I thought the "evil kid" was a little over the top.  I could be wrong though since I wasn’t feeling very well when I saw it (a condition that may or may not have been related to St. Paddy’s Day activities).  Anyway, I saw it and liked it, I just didn’t think it was a DVD I’d want to own, but I may Netflix it anyway just to see if I still feel that way.

On an unrelated note, how’s the married life? :)

05. Oct 11, 2005 at 11:03pm by kim:

I agree that the "evil kid" was a little over the top, particularly after he had was shot multiple times (which as I recall was accompanied by some pretty hardcore "look how dead I am" grunting) before he came out ominously wielding torches to burn down the house (Mind you, he’d already been stabbed in the face and ignited the majority of the house. All in a day’s work, really).
Even though I thought the movie was pretty good, I’m inclined to say that much of it was over the top.

06. Oct 12, 2005 at 05:21pm by Anthony:

The married life is super : )  And now that we aren’t spending every waking moment on wedding-planning, we might actually get to spend some time together!

07. Oct 12, 2005 at 09:19pm by MPAW:

Awesome!  I had an agent on the inside for the wedding (Ms. Woodley) and I heard it was a lovely ceremony.  I wish you two the best of luck.  :)

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