This really is a straight up scene for scene remake of Starbuck, which I loved. Somehow the dialogue which is almost the same doesn't quite work as well in English - it may be that Vince Vaughn's performance just isn't charming at all like Patrick Huard from the 2011 original. Nevertheless it won me round by the end. Not quite as hideous as it could have been.
This was so much better than it had any right to be. I put that down to Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline, as De Niro and Freeman have had some very iffy role choices in recent years and couldn't save those.
Even with a predictable plot, unfunny trailer and seeing it with an audience laughing at all those unfunny things that happened in the trailer that had been running at cinemas on a loop for nearly 3 months (seriously, if…