Friday, August 1, 2014
Despite the purposeful(?) ambiguity, I really enjoyed the first 50 minutes or so, but then when it got more centered in on the crime solving and less on the gay bars I began to lose interest. Also the vagueness of the killer was bothersome. Did the same actor play the killer in all of the killer scenes? I know for a fact that wasn't his real voice. And what was up with that weak ending? For starting off so vigorously, CRUISING busts it's thick, hot load way too soon.
I did really like the scene where Al was dancing and huffing on that rag. Every time he hit it the colors brightened and his dancing got more animated. Good stuff. In summery, CRUISING is a good film, but it could have really benefited from a more straight-forward story, a more memorable killer, more brutality and much more sweaty gay sex. A better explanation of the leather scene would have helped also. Still, it's very much worth watching. Keep an sharp eye out for all of the young actors that would later go on to big careers.