Swordfish isn't a very intelligent crime thriller. But it is one that has its share of fun and one that might leave you wanting more.
Dominic Sena's Swordfish is a wonderful film in the visual sense. Skip Woods' writing has ups and downs. More than ups and downs there is a sort of a lack in clarity with the proceedings. Maybe the makers dint want the film to be very serious and left the details. There are twists and turns that sometimes evoke interest and sometimes not.
The film opens brilliantly. It opens to the close up of John Travolta speaking of the mistake done by Sunny, the protagonist in the film, Dog Day Afternoon, while robbing the bank. The film has references to some of the cliches of Hollywood and tries to drift away from them. But in its final form, Swordfish works only in parts.
Halle Berry does her first topless scene in this picture and I was surprised to see it as I was unaware about it when I started watching the picture. Like many of the other nude scenes, this topless scene dint really have much of an importance, but it was there and it was seen.
The visuals of the film are smart. The visual effects are also a delight. The first explosion in the picture is one splendidly executed piece of visual awesomeness. There are car chases, lots of shooting, hacking and action. Yet, the combination doesn't seem to be as fine as how it should have been.