The Box Office Bashing Season: 2003 to 2014
There are people out there, I'm sure, who think this is one of the most ridiculous, stupid, overplayed, melodramatic and silly things they have ever seen. They probably can't understand how it got made or how Tony Scott thought that some of the stuff in this film wasn't completely and utterly awful. And in some ways, they're probably right.
But if you had made this film back in the 1980s, nobody would have batted an eyelid. Scott moved with the times stylistically, but not narratively. And I could never thank him enough for that, really. Man On Fire is the kind of thing I used to watch loads of when…