10 films that should've been good. But weren't

Posted by , 24 April 2009

The Italian Job (2003)

What it's about:
It's a reworking of the 1969 classic which starred Michael Caine. Mark Wahlberg, who steps into Caine’s shoes as Charlie Croker is the heist mastermind responsible for stealing $34 million worth of gold buillon in Venice.  Charlie and his team of theiving experts flee the scene of the crime before realising they've been double crossed by one of their own. The team is then joined by Charlize Theron who helps them seek vengeance on Judas in L.A, in a fleet of suped up minis, where they cause the biggest traffic jam ever recorded.

Why it failed:
Anyone who liked the original, really liked the original, so even if the script hadn't been up to scratch, it's likely that fans wouldn't have been satisfied without cockney comedian Michael Caine repeating the nauseating yet class line, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!".

Saving Grace:
The minis of course.

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