“Lakeview Terrace” Earns Top Box Office Glory, Should You See It?
The edgy thriller “lakeview terrace” staring Samuel L. Jackson came in as this weekends top box officer earner, racking in $15 Million in its debuting weekend. So does this mean the movie is worth paying the price of admission? Unfortunately not… The movie also staring Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington as an interracial couple is really overdone in a few ways; the movie spends a lot of time showing you both sides of Sammie J’s life as a police officer in California and also as an over protective father of two children. With all the work done to show the two sides of his character the movie runs for 110 minutes which is just way to long to sit through.
“Lakeview Terrace” did have some thrilling parts and exciting scenes, and Samuel L. Jackson always keeps you awake with his constant yelling and laughing which adds to his role in the movie as a racist cop who has a chip on his shoulder from living in the ghetto all his life. The movie also has some really cool scenes that show the California forest fires burning out of control and giving you a sense of urgency that you know something is going to happen soon. But sadly that didn’t stop about 10 people from walking out on this movie early before it even reached its climax.
I wouldn’t recommend seeing this movie in theatres unless your trying to kill about two hours while your wife or gf is shopping around the mall, but after doing about 200,000 movies Samuel L. Jackson is getting pretty good at entertaining everyone and Kerry Washington is a knockout in this movie which makes it rent-able.