Men of Honor (quick movie review)
The movie is 129 minutes long, but some of it still feels undeveloped. I positively HATE that the movie starts off with Robert De Niro all mangled and in handcuffs at a later point in the story. It’s my least favorite movie device and almost no movie pulls it off. I also hate that the movie tells us how De Niro got beat up instead of showing it – not to mention that it doesn’t have anything to do with the rest of the movie.
Even if the performances are a little over the top, it fits with the movie, and the actors do their best to sell it. The characters just aren’t developed to my satisfaction, and I feel the same way about the story. For example, the rehab sequence for Cuba Gooding, Jr. seems much too short and Charlize Theron is wasted.
It’s worth a watch, but Men of Honor is nothing special.