I'm not too eager to seek out new crime thrillers and blockbuster movies, but as I was tired last night I decided to watch Hostage from the Finnish tube. Based on Robert Crais's novel, the movie is fast-moving and gripping, but the finale was way too much for me. Too conscious of the fireworks, if you know what I mean. The bad guy was also too bad - he became one-dimensional in the end (especially when he moved like Alien in the tunnel system of the house!). Bruce Willis was also a bit one-dimensional and with him and his problems, the movie became too sentimental. The twist in the shootout in the end was nice, though. Nice beginning titles.

I haven't read Crais's novel and I think I've read only one of his Elvis Cole novels, but I seem to remember it was pretty much okay.

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