Some of you may know this. Since last night felt a lot like the regular season, we decided we'd go back to one of our features, the game movie review combo where we split our commentary between the game and a movie we've seen recently.
The Taking of Game 1
Not a whole lot to talk about from a Montreal perspective. Philly did exactly what it needed to do in the best of worlds. Get in Halak's face, hit our smaller forwards, make PK look like a rookie and win game 1.
4 days off took Montreal out of that zone that they hadn't lived a minute without over a month's time, until they dispatched the Pens in Game 7. The team finally had a breather and it probably did them in. No groove, totally out of sync, going through the motions with the indifference shown in an exhibition game. Had Philly not scored early, one would think Montreal would have slowly gotten into a rhythm. No chance, the Habs were so soft in all aspects of the game that they made life easy for the home boys.
Anything to worry about? Sure if you consider that coming home 2-0 again puts the Habs in that insufferable must win scenario because anything but a sweep at home sends them back to Philly down 3-1. Game 2 is a must. The Habs were killed in parts of Game 2 against the Caps, in Game 3 at home, and in Game 1 in Pittsburgh. It's far from over despite the killer score. It was only Game 1, the best game to tank. It wasn't 2 or 3. Chillax kids, and shelf the bubbly Philly fans, you're not in bed with the Finals yet. And give me back my license plate.
Seriously. How many times is Denzel Washington going to play the negotiator in a hostage suspense flic? I saw this movie 20 times before, I saw it in the Denzel Washington is a type cast hostage negotiator in Manhattan documentary on the Denzel type cast channel.
Ouf! How old was this recycled script? Good guy Negotiator who takes a bribe to feed his kids is black listed at work only to save the day with his people skills and superior intellect that only lands him a job as a subway conductor, but at least his wife loves him and can't wait for him to come home? C'mon guys, even Shrek 27 would be more innovative. At least they'd make the Donkey learn Swahili or something.
Travolta as the Bin Laden 9-11 let's make the markets tank and take a subway cart hostage so I can make a bundle of the selling ploy resulting from the instability my actions have caused? Are you shitting me? A subway hostage taking is going to make the price of gold shoot up and cause a huge incline on Wall Street. What's next? Honey we're out of garlic! Holy fuck look at what that's done to the price of copper. Fuck you to the directors, writer and actors of this shithole of a story and please mail me a refund as well as the 2 hours I'm afraid I'll never get back, The best thing about this asshole movie is that by the looks of the title, they rolled the original and both sequels all into one.