Thursday, January 7, 2010

Video Response

Bon Cop Bad Cop: Video Response

When watching this film in class, I was astonished at the fact that I have never heard or seen anything about this movie before. It could possibly be because of an old release date, as I don't recall going to the movie theatres as much as I do now (the film was released in 2006). When taking a look at the title of the film, it can be easily identified as a Canadian film due to the incorporation of French and English within the title. I liked how the setting took place within areas of Ontario and Quebec, as both the English speaking Canadian and French speaking cultures were adapted in the film to symbolize that the film was Canadian made.

It is ironic though, that the movie contained so many references towards hockey, almost as if it was stereotyping Canadians to make us all look like hockey fanatics. Using Hockey Night in Canada as their main theme and equipping the tattoo killer with a goalie mask along with a hockey stick for a weapon, it almost seems like the director wanted to make sure that an international audience would catch on to sports that we are depicted to love.

The one thing I really enjoyed was the humor of the French cop and how he made light of every intense situation with a bit of humor. Whether it was interrogating a suspect or investigating a murder, his French accent and sarcastic humor made this film great to watch.

We definitely need to see more movies like this in the future! Unfortunately, there are a lot of movies that are produced within the United States, and even though our CanCon Laws have laws of how much Canadian content should be played within Canada, it seems like more Canadian films need to be released to give Canada a greater praise within the film industry.

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