Monday, March 15, 2004

Yesterday we went to see 'Starsky & Hutch', and while it likely won't be on the top ten greatest movies of all time, it was definitely funny and worth the ticket price. Snoop Dogg was the saving grace of the movie - playing Huggy Bear. I had always thought that Huggy and Snoop looked and acted a great deal alike at times, and this was a great role for Snoop. The script was funny, but I think they should have stuck a bit closer to the original.

Seeing Hutch portrayed as a dirty cop that was out to make money, either by robbing bookies or dealing with the underground for protection, was not one of my favorite parts of the movie. Starsky was portrayed as a tight-ass by-the-book cop that all of the other cops hated or at minimum thought poorly of and made fun of at every turn.

In the original series these two cops were excellent examples of great cops - kindhearted, non-judgemental, but extremely focused on upholding justice.

Overall, a good movie.