By Paul Anthony
One of my favorite movies that I nearly forgotten about because I haven’t watched it in so long was a film that came out in 2006 starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster. The film was creative and had the star power to become a hit and sure enough it did. The movie’s budget was 45 million and ended up making 184.4 million which meant a sequel would happen at some point. Well shortly after the film was release it was confirmed that Inside Man 2 would happen and the three stars would return and once again Dalton Russel would plan another robbery and would be matching wits with Keith Frazier once again. However by 2011 Spike lee announced that the movie had been canceled but movies don’t stay cancelled well 8 years later we finally got a sequel though it was a straight to D.V.D film. Which meant no Washington, no Owens and no Foster. So what film would we exactly get? Well basically the same plot over again without the big stars which mean no real magic but was the film really that bad? First let’s look a the plot.
This film takes places five years later after the events of first film, once again the same bank is set to be robbed because not only did the bank have Nazi diamonds but also Nazi gold, the founder of the bank Arthur Case has been put on house arrest after police learn after and everything he own in that bank now belongs else where, which annoys his son who wants the gold to make up for the money that his family has lost but he also wants revenge, so he orders Dalton to be kidnapped and order his sisters to get the gold from the bank if they want to see him a live. Once again all these details are left for us to figure out in the end so the film would make sense to us and keep everything a mystery. the robbery becomes much like the first one where it looks like it failed but it really wasn’t just this time in a different way then the first film. However no one lives up to their bargains so in the end Dalton who has been masked is shot in the head.
First let me say this of this movie did hit theaters it would for sure be a flop because of the no name cast and the 13 year gap from releases but this didn’t reach theaters so in so many ways for a direct to video follow up it wasn’t bad, sure at times the acting was stiff which is honestly expected in this case, the plot in the end wasn’t bad but it just didn’t bring anything to the table to spice things up but did capitalize on the loop holes from the first film. In the end it was a below average follow up for a sequel but I am giving it a C or 70 percent because I have seen worse but that wasn’t the case for this film.