Jul 6, 2021
Hudson Hawk (1991) (part 9 of 13)
So we’re in the museum now, and Hawk spots a guard. Yep, just the one, and he’s not even in shape, either. He’s tubby at best, and just plain walrus-like at worst. Good to know the Vatican has its priorities in order.
Now Hawk can spring into action, unleashing all the tricks of his trade. Tricks like… taking a mirror off a wall. And… using a spray can to reveal those pesky, alarm-raising lasers. Then he… uh… well…
You know, I have absolutely no idea how Hawk’s plan for stealing the Codex works. The movie keeps showing me all of these little details as if they all add up to something, but frankly, I’m bewildered.
My level of comprehension isn’t helped by how darkly lit this scene is, with shadows obscuring almost the entire action. Sure, I could tell Hawk was pouring olive oil onto the floor at one point, and at another point he stared at a light reflecting off the mirror, but what does all of it mean? Perhaps someone out there has a keen enough mind to explain it all, but at this moment in time, that someone is not me.