Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Bodyguard (1992)

I wanna dance with somebody.  I wanna feel the heat with somebody.
At a glance:
One of the highest grossin films of all time in its day, The Bodyguard (1992) is a TV rerun staple that has come to serve as a grim reminder of how sweet Whitney Houston's voice once was, before all that coke, alcohol and Bobby Brown beatings took its toll. Despite gettin a Razzie nomination for her role here as popstar Rachel Marron, one should realise that the mezzo-soprano essentially played herself and this was a suitable, non-offensive part to play for what was to be her film debut. Movie is an R-rated adult thriller about a singer gettin stalked by an unknown person while Kevin Costner plays a bodyguard that closes in on the case.
Bad news on the doorstep:
The uncomfortable (and unconvincin) chemistry between the lead pair is actually part of the story line but I guess even that defence gets blown to bits when they put in all the anthems that mark a romance of the ages e.g. I Have Nothing, Run To You and of course, the definitive I Will Always Love You. The Bodyguard (1992) was never goin to be anywhere as good as the soundtrack CDs it would sell - but it was an iconic look into the campy 90s.
Perennial wonderment:
If Whitney would do it all over again.
Reminds me of:
The prospect of havin sex with a black woman.
I can't remember if I cried:
When we heard that Whitney has passed away at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 11 February 2011. Cause of death unpublished at the time of writin.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Strange endurance. Glitzy stuff. Houston's last screen appearance will be alongside American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in Sony Pic's Sparkle (releasin Stateside August), a remake of the 1976 movie loosely based on the careers of The Supremes. Guess you can catch her in that.★★★
Bonus material:
Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the upcomin Sparkle (2012).
The day the music died:
R.I.P. Whitney Houston
9 Aug 1963 – 11 Feb 2012)