Denzel Washington Day! 4K Review: Training Day (2001)
It hasn't changed - but it looks and sounds better.
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There’s a lie that you often read in film criticism that goes something like, ‘The movie is more important today than when it came out.’ Or maybe, ‘It works now more than ever.’ It’s a lie because the movie hasn’t changed at all. The problem is that we haven’t changed either. That history is doomed to repeat itself and that we learn nothing.
2001’s Training Day told us all of the things that many people would ‘learn’ about policing, cops, and the criminal system in 2020. In fact, it was a not-so-secret secret long before that. It was just easy to ignore, easier to believe in fiction than fact. Easier to believe that the movie, recently restored on 4K, was just that – a work of fiction.
Read Patrick’s review over at Hotchka.
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