"Catherine Zeta-Jones has an attractive butt. That's for sure."
I mention this only because it is the only recurring plot point in this silly and predicatable heist movie. It's not terrible, and if you're a huge Connery fan, it's certainly worth seeing. I just wonder about the integrity of an authentic Hollywood movie being completely (and silently) built around someone's tussie.OK, if you own a TV then you've seen that scene. You know the one. It's when Catherine Zeta-Jones squirms her beautiful rear down onto the floor to avoid a laser alarm system. It's shown on the commercial, the preview and in the movie itself like 7 times. The challenge is this: Build a movie around it.
Sean Connery is still cool. Watching him try to play hide the salami with a girl who's my age is a little creepy though. As far as his character Mac is concerned, you just buy it. Hell, the guy has earned enough credit in my book. He's this world-class art thief. He's smooth and efficient and also quite smooth. He's Sean Connery.
The opening heist was damn cool and the last 20 minutes had some intense stuff, with people hanging from skyscrapers and explosions and gas bombs. You know, good stuff.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is pretty and she has a nice rear. She's given considerably less wooden performances before, so I'll take it easy on her. Plus, the script was not what you'd call "smart", so maybe it wasn't all her fault. That ass is all hers though.
Why is Will Patton playing someone called Hector Cruz, yet he doesn't even seem to TRY an accent. He looks a little more tan than usual, so I guess that counts as "getting into character". He embarasses himself here, which makes him pretty entertaining actaully. Also Ving Rhames is totally underused as Connery's ally. I think he was in three scenes and his character just seemed to show up to deliver another ridiculous plot twist.
The middle 85 minutes made me yawn frequently. All that silly "thief training" reminded me of a lower-rent Point of No Return. I was bored. Same thing goes for anytime Catherine Zeta-Jones opened her mouth. I don't know why, but it was tough to consider her character intelligent when all she wears are bodysuits.
The ending is (let's be nice) somewhat ambiguous. You never really figure out for sure who was who and who screwed who over and why. Connery also uses the following line in the movie, twice: "I'm never late. If I'm late, that means I'm dead." Now, if you've ever seen even ONE movie in your whole life, you know what a lame-ass line that is. Entrapment is basically four characters bouncing off each other, occasionally glancing off Zeta-Jones' ass.At least it comes out even: The good parts are pretty good, the lame parts are pretty damn slow. It loses a little because the movie never works as a whole. High-tech hardware and double-crossing thieves are everywhere, but it's not as much fun as it sounds.