An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.
On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
when I was 15, I thought that having a tattoo all over my ribs that reads "death is certain, life is not" would be the greatest and the most meaningful thing ever. Now imagine my surprise, when I watched this film for the first time.
Now i'm a fucking narc.
I don’t know how Ethan Hawke could ever be nominated for best supporting actor at the Oscars, seeing as he was a clear lead, but I won’t argue that he didn’t deserve any nomination as his performance of a rookie cop who wants to make it as a detective was nothing short of superb. This may perhaps go a bit unnoticed, because of the performance that is set by his colleague Denzel Washington. I never considered him much of a talented actor, but Alonzo proved to be one of the best bad cop personification I have seen on television. And with this praise out of the way it’s time to shift over to highlighting the dullness of the story in…
Finally I got 2 hours of free time to watch a movie. It has been four day since I watched anything. So I started surfing in my collection and found this one in a corner part.
This is my first time watching this movie. I knew Denzel won Academy Award for his performance but I still wasn't able to watch it.
The movie is about Hoyt who has just been assigned in Narcotics Dept. and is being sent to Alonzo for his Training Day. Hoyt is a honest cop who wants to do something for his society by cleaning the streets by drugs. He his happy to that he is going to be trained by Alonzo who is famous for…
One of the best movies ever!
This was a very disterbing film actually...
By disturbing I mean the realism of people and of the police force.
Dirty cops, crooked people.
Let's start with Denzel Washington.
One of the most powerful proformances I have ever seen! Menacing, tough, thug, smart, and just a bad ass in general.
Ethan Hawk on the other hand gave an equally outstanding proformance.
More of the good side of life. Unlike Alonso, he wants justice and to play by the rules. Smart, Loyal, good cop, and scared. He did a really great job in the very intense scenes!
Most of all...the washroom scene!
Definatly on my list for most intense and best scenes ever!
A solid police drama, nothing more, nothing less. "Training Day" makes up for its weak plot and overlong runtime thanks to the strong performances from Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, solid direction from Antoine Fuqua, and its strong entertainment value.
From the Trivia section of imdb:
"The quote "King Kong aint got shit on me" is a reference to 1930s King Kong"
I do not understand the love for this movie. Rewatched to give it the benefit of the doubt but it is, once again, rather average.
Denzel and Ethan make the story have weight to it, and you really feel for these guys. Great writing, matched with great acting and well produced filmmaking, make this a very good movie.
Denzel is a stick of dynamite, ready to blow at anytime. Hawke is a straight-shot, trying to contribute humanity to an underworld that has abandoned it. The tension between these two performances is what gives the film its visceral, violent energy.
This is probably the best spin-off of the Before trilogy that we're ever going to get.
Denzel is one bad dude and his reaction to getting shot in the rear may be the funniest thing I've ever seen.
King Kong ain't got shit on Denzel, Ethan Hawke, or David Ayer's script, but from where I'm standing he does have shit on Antoine Fuqua.
(Ayer's probably the only reason this isn't bad, guess I'm not a fan of that Antoine guy aside from Southpaw and marginally this)
A fantastically executed battle-of-wits thriller...
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#209 TRAINING DAY - Classic status well deserved. Prime Denzel. Spellbinding. #DLMChallenge #366Movies #366Days #Denzealots
I have avoided this movie for one reason. Every time a new film by Antoine Fuqua comes out, the trailer says, "From the director of Training Day." Which means, that in 15 years, Fuqua has not made a good film since Training Day.
Turns out they keep bringing it up because it's a pretty damn good movie.
I wish I had a CD set of the whispers of Denzel Washington's voice that I could play every night as I'm gently lulled to sleep.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!