So last night as I was going to sleep, noticed that HBO was showing: Training Day. Thus, finally got a chance to see Denzel Washington’s Oscar winning performance. Found movie to be entertaining and action packed. But I’m not really sure I agree that his performance was actually Oscar worthy. Thinking the Academy Awards just trying to play catch up. Then again, maybe I’m just having a hard time with seeing him master the art of playing such a corrupt, cynical and thuggish police officer. Or maybe it’s due to the fact that I didn’t find certain parts of the movie plausible. It’s really hard for me to believe that so much would happen on a single day. Having said all that, would I recommend the film? Yeah! It’s a lot better than most of the cop films I’ve seem over the past few years.
January 23, 2003 at 3:51 pm
Exactly. No corrupt cop would offer a rookie a piece of the action that quickly.
January 23, 2003 at 3:03 pm
I liked some of the little touches, like when Denzel tosses Ethan the eyedrops before the restaurant pow-wow with the corrupt bigshots.
I also liked the elliptical plot element involving the girl he saves from the sex assault.
But you’re right that it’s wildly improbable for all of that to have happened within a single day. It’s even more unlikely that a new guy would be immediately offered participation in such a high-risk corruption racket.