Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ransom (aka The Terrorists)

Amateur hour in Norway. Apparently Norway is where B movies went to die in the seventies. There's nothing wrong with the movie except that it is totally lifeless. It's also obvious to the point of near parody. The jaunty Jerry Goldsmith score is odd in that it does not seem to match the tone of the movie. I suspect editing room shenanigans amplified the tepid tone. Compare and contrast Goldsmith's music during the fjord plane pursuit (the most interesting sequence in the movie) with the opening of The Edge. Sean Connery does get to belt Ian McShane a couple of times which is satisfying.

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