Booze, Baseball, and another "B"

Monday, May 02, 2005

Can I get fries with that?

I just wanted to take this time to say that if you haven't seen it, you should immediately watch what was arguably 2004's finest film, Torque. And if you have seen it, watch it again (it's that good).

Ignore the fact that it's #88 on the IMDB's Bottom 100. Once some more intelligent people see it, it'll be off that list in no time. Ignore the fact that it's got a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Ignore the fact that the Washington Post's review called Torque "the loudest, trashiest, stupidest, cheesiest celebration of ritualized male aggression of 2004." Seriously, that's just....biased. Many of the bad reviews were obviously from people who were mad that 2 Fast 2 Furious didn't suck like it should have. I mean, a Paul Walker vehicle should suck, but we all know that Ludacris carried that movie.

Torque is visually excellent, and while the story isn't on par with say, Moonraker, it's still a lot of fun. As for the acting, say what you will about him, Ice Cube should have been a legitimate Oscar contender for this movie. He pulls off the "I'm really mad!" face better than anyone in the last 20 years; he emotes extremely well in Torque. And Martin Henderson turns in a break-out performance that few people had the opportunity to see.

So do yourself a favor and run, not walk, to see Torque.

On a xXx-related sidenote: I think that everyone can agree that xXx: State of the Union would have been better if Martin Henderson was in it (in place of Scott Speedman perhaps?).


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