MV2006

Why did people in 2006 struggle with Miami Vice? It was one of the best films I had ever seen in theaters and it took half a generation to go by for it to become highly regarded.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Same thing happened with Fire Walk With Me.
    The best answer I have is "they weren't ready for it." All I can say is, im glad people are warming up to it now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lol wut there's nothing to be "ready" for

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It starred a Black person and an Irishman.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sad because no pajeets?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      people hated firewalk with me because laura palmer had become basically irrelevant to twin peaks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      FWWM was garbage and I loved every season of TP.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it only gets by on style points

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Explain in 300 words or less what’s so good about it. I remember finding it somewhag boring.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      NTA, but It’s such an odd movie and I can’t think of another movie that’s similar. There’s a lot of claustrophobic perspectives shot in this grainy digital footage style. The heroes aren’t your typical action archetypes but not antihero stereotypes either, and they don’t play the scenery-chewing Neil Cauley-type “professionals” either. Even the villains don’t seem as much evil as they do motivated by profits and therefore ruthless and unwavering. The fast boat scene to Havana from Miami because Gong Li knew a place there for mojitos was hilarious as it was cool to me, and was the closest it got to callback to the show. I can see why people wouldn’t like Miami Vice, especially if they were expecting a campy referential sendup to the show. There’s nothing nostalgic about it. It’s a bit hard to convince people to watch it over written word and convey the film’s strengths. It’s sleek but not overly stylish, and parts of it have an almost semi-ambient vibe. I’d give it a strong 8/10.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I watched this for the first time yesterday night. It was a fun movie, really liked that scene where they meet Yero and Sonny pulls up a grenade, the main villain was also a pretty scary dude with killer eyes who really fit the cartel big boss role. The ending could've been a lot better though, i learned earlier this morning that Jamie Foxx was scared of shooting the climax due to a colombian guy being killed near the set so they had to change the ending, why didn't they just filmed in another South America country that was safer than Colombia? They could've easily filmed the original final scene anywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This story and hiim crying about his character losing in Law Abiding Citizen make him seem like such a homosexual

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >it's hard to understand what anyone is actually saying in this film
    Is she talking about the spanish scenes or the whole movie? How can you not understand your native language lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no she's probably referring to her struggle to follow what was going on

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Certified woman moment. Almost the whole movie follow the same formula of the protagonists making deals that never go wrong until the villain personally says that he doesn't need them anymore, the whole Aryan kidnapping really came out of nowhere tho, especially considering the fact that Yero disliked gringos and it was weird that they were his biggest allies in the end.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was a very weak movie, especially after something like Collateral. It's all visuals and film techniques, which age better now that we live in the age of Netflix films being standard. I'd rather watch Miami vice just to see something different than the one film technique Netflix has mandated on movies for the last 2 decades.

    That doesn't make it now suddenly a good movie. It also doesn't make it a good Miami Vice movie either. With a little more serious work it could have been special, but Mann clearly had an itch that 'needed scratching.

    Cool looking film. Great soundtrack. But it needed a little more "Miami Vice" to it to warrant attaching the name to it. It needed more sexy and more intrigue and more interaction with minor characters.

    I actually like Foxx and Farrell here, but they should have been given more to work with because they almost feel miscast.

    That's why I say it's almost like Mann just wanted to shoot some cool footage and structure a loose story around it. You don't get a sense of the Miami squad at all heft at all; the characters the main stars play don't even feel real, tbh. So the action is beautiful, but tough to care about on an emotional level.

    It's characters doing impressions of archetypes instead of embodying the archetype itself. How many movies have we seen the cops sit across the guy with greasy hair asking for codes? Or 'the list'? Or trying to prove they are legit?

    The original MV had these scenes, but also around the beat stuff, junkies, women, cars, there were worlds of atmosphere beyond great film stock.

    Anyway, see the movie, but the original reviews are entirely justified. If Mann added a pinch more Bad Boys to it and a few more shakes of Miami vice the show, it would have been much, much better received.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So many classic buddy cop movies you believe they're coworkers. MV 2006 is 2 cool actors in cools roles, you don't believe they work together when the camera's off (say, Hawke/Denzel.) Farrell never seemed a believable American before his redemption arc starting with In Bruges.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The critic summary is pretty accurate tbh, I still enjoyed it though. It's not kino but it's a good flick. I think if you made the exact same movie but without the Miami Vice name attached it would be perceived differently.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The big budget film cast was completely mogged by the tv show cast. Most of the tv cast never even got another job after the show. It was a complete and total embarrassment, and I like Mann and Farrell.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hair + clothes are totally 80s Miami vibes, breezier than Scarface

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know this is more /vr/ but the Houser brothers kinda got annoyed when everyone called Vice City a Scarface ripoff when the game was developed with Miami Vice in the background

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this, why did Mann even call it Miami Vice when it basically had nothing to do with the show at all? did this senile frick even forget what kind of show he produced and what aesthetics it had?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a season 5 episode in that webm. I doubt Mann directed it. It was also a lot darker and less...idk pastel, stereotypical 80s Miami by that point. People forget how different that show looks by the last two seasons.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Mann didn't direct any episode of the show

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why did the israelite slopshop explode?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          they hit the load-bearing menorah

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A: 10/10
    Thanks yify

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Michael Mann's best film is Ferrari starring Sarah Gadon

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >So for one last time, homie, make some noise

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has cool visuals cause Mann's good at that but it's such an aimless movie. Scenes just happen.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    theatrical vs directors cut

    downloaded this shit like three times my most recent viewing 'cus I really didn't want to watch the director's cut, which it seems like makes up most of the copies out there even though they often aren't marked as such

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What’s with boomers and thinking salsa dancing is sexy and exotic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. twerk enjoyer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is it with me and wanting a tight latina to bury my face in her greasy c**t?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gong Li has no chemistry with Colin and can't speak a lick of English. Colin is completely zoned the frick out on coke and downers. Yet somehow it's one of the most genuine romances I've ever seen in a film. I believed in it for every second.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the masses are simply not ready for mann's stylish realism and mood pieces. miami vice is the absolute kino.
    one question, though, there are scenes where some of the shots are clean and smooth as frick and then the very next shots are super grainy. i am talking about the same scenes, mind you

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sweet jesus

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because its a mediocre movie

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Part of my soul is forever permanently occupied by the first 30 seconds of this film and the period in time it is a perfect time capsule of.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I know exactly what you mean. I miss the 2000's. There was something intoxicating about life those years, like you were heading somewhere. Now? We know it lead nowhere but the journey was amazing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I find it interesting that Mann chose bands like Mogwai and Linkin Park. You'd think a boomer would go back to the 80s AOR bag, or some 70s southern rock that Crockett grew up on.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because the editing is godawful dogshit. shaky washed out colors makes it look like it was shot on a $50 digi cam from walmart.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i thought it was okay, but i cant for the life of me remember how it ended other than the bad guy boss getting away and sonny getting the girl

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a movie you FEEL. That's all I'll say. It captures that melancholic and ethereal 2000's feeling perfectly. The world is changing and our lives are being reshaped. It's exciting at first but there's a tint of sadness in the culture. You know that it'll go wrong but in the present moment, that melancholic excitement fills your lungs like the cool night air. It's a special movie and anyone who loves it knows exactly what I'm talking about. It's a snapshot of the last time things were right with the world.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Every decade thinks it has that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The 2000's were the tipping point objectively. 2008 with OWS/Obama/ESG slowly coming into play heralded massive and probably irreversible changes to our culture and life. From top of the world with that childish glee about the future to quickly being introduced to that future and all it's bleak, bugman 'glory'. It was THE 'moment before disaster' decade.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I turned the movie off 5 minutes it didn't feel like Crockett and Tubbs anymore.
    The fact is that over the course of 5 seasons we see how they developed and also saw how the story ended.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The show
    >intense 80s miami aesthetic to balance out the dark storytelling
    >the surface level stuff even made it even palpable for kids
    The movie
    >2000s grimdark aesthetic and vibe
    People who are fans of the show would not really be interested in this. It's nostalgia bait that doesn't even attempt to connect with those people.

    The reason people are now** wising up to liking it is because it's a different demographic who have never seen the show and thus judge it by completely different metrics

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They just slapped the name and brand on top of it for publicity. That's it. Good movie but it had no need to be tied to Miami Vice beyond Mann baiting people to watching it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's not what grimdark means

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's 2000's core. You know it when you see it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I agree but that's not what grimdark means

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, I agree and you're right. That user didn't use the term correctly.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hate newManns cold digital aesthetic.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's fairly universal that Mann disappeared up his own ass during the original Miami Vice trying to make it gritty, serious, and ripped from the headlines. So naturally, instead of learning the appeal, he made a dour movie version of the era of the show people didn't like.

    And Colin Farrell looks fat and mumbles through most of his lines.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >So we don't waste Avgas
      >OR OUR MOTHERFAHKIN TIME
      https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/fc074c4c-a97a-4ab9-a64c-da7d9e52c4b6

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would also like to add that Gina being a woke c**t really soured my enthusiasm of the show.

    I guess Trudy my main b***h now.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Boring plot. There are better MV episodes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's based on one of the best episodes of the show, Smuggler's Blues.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        why not just watch the original then?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I watch both quite frequently. You could use a lot of Miami Vice plots for full length films. The three parter Crockett amnesia arc is one of the best two-three hours of television ever, better than most movies that year. (88-89)

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a two hour music video with absolutely no substance.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The casting is weird. You have a guy named Fujima played by an Irishman, a cartel gal named Isabella played by a Chinese woman, and a cop named Trujillo played by a Black guy. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx were also both miscast. Farrell struggles with his accent and looks ridiculous with his 80s stache and mullet. Foxx simply isn't interesting at all, isn't believable as a smart guy, and has no buddy chemistry with Farrell. In fact they seem like they're a million miles apart despite having 100% plot-necessary trust with one another. The movie gets by on atmosphere and visuals alone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Farrell struggles with his accent and looks ridiculous with his 80s stache and mullet.
      I'm surprised people don't like the look. It's just season 5 long haired Crockett with an Allman Bros stache.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had never heard about it until I saw Sam Hyde praise it on a stream

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colin Farrell wasn't cool enough to pay Crockett. Jamie Foxx is too much of an unlikeable racist butthole to play the smooth and awesome Tubbs.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Jamie Foxx is shit, that's why. He fricking ruined Collateral too.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bro no one things Miami Vice is good, not even today. It's pretty that's about it.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Badness is happening right now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Killing is bad, and wrong. Killing is badong.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >My dad never got lucky so he started shitposting.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Foxx was BTFO'd by Farrell in this movie.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Foxx was great in Ali and Collateral, don't know what went wrong with MV. The Ray Oscar maybe?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He wasn't great in Collateral, not for one second can you buy him as a loser cabbie.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's been a long time since I've seen the film, but isn't part of the character basically that he overthinks everything to the point that he ends up doing nothing? Vague memory of him having a limo business dream but being unable to capitalize on it due to extreme nitpicking autism. This could all be headcanon, I need to rewatch it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You’re right. He’s meticulous about the cab he’s in and talks about his dream, but he’s not focused on actually attaining it

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolute zero chemistry between the two leads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I always maintained that they should have cast Idris Elba for Tubbs. Someone that's a) white b) sympathetic and sells the self-destructive and pitiable loser cabbie would have made the dynamic between him and the alpha lone wolf assassin Vincent palpable and made the movie a classic whereas now it's remembered but you feel that it missed more than it hit. I always figured someone like Emile Hirsch would have been better, make him younger and to personify the indecisive youth vs the seasoned elder (Vincent)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        meant for

        It's been a long time since I've seen the film, but isn't part of the character basically that he overthinks everything to the point that he ends up doing nothing? Vague memory of him having a limo business dream but being unable to capitalize on it due to extreme nitpicking autism. This could all be headcanon, I need to rewatch it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think you're onto something with Emile. I remember reading at the time that Sandler was in the mix for the cabbie role. Foxx is weirdly flat when drama and comedy are mixed, he can do either separate from each other, but in Collateral it sort of just reads as immaturity/bad acting.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's a horrible miscast. Look at him. He's some hood rat guy. Plus, he would have to be white. That always stuck out to me. It's Foxx pretending to be some neurotic skinny white kid, I'm sure that was how the role was written.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crockett & Tubbs had a brotherhood that you could just FEEL in complete silence.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People complained about wanting a fun Bad Boys/Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie, as though Michael Mann has ever made a film like that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The highest rated MV episode starts with 6 minutes of music and zero dialogue. Weird expectations people had.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        People seem to remember something more akin to a parody of what it actually was at its peak. It’s weird. If the film had gone the Starsky and Hutch/Dukes of Hazzard route and been an intentionally cheesy comedy poking fun at eighties fashion and such with little cameos for the original cast, it probably would have been better received at the time. And nobody would really remember it now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I agree. It's been remembered incorrectly for years now. You go into it thinking it's this pastel neon drenched 80s timewarp but every season after 2 looks like this.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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