Collateral was a film that I avoided when it hit the theaters. One, because I try not to see too many films first-run… it is often just a huge waste of money. Two, because there was nothing in the previews that did much to spark any interest. Third, no reason… I just wanted to carry out the numbering theme. 🙂

Overall, I would have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the film. I thought Tom Cruise did a pretty good job and Jamie Foxx was decent as well. There is nothing really earth-shattering about the film…. but it is completely watchable. The story is typical Hollywood fare, but something about Michael Mann’s direction makes it play better than expected.

I however, am still waiting for Tom Cruise in Iron Man… it has potential to be one of the best Marvel Comics adaptaptions ever.

RATING 7 out of 10