Originally Posted by dusty
In the Air Tonight is a great song, and how on earth did you not like Heat?
I can't say I like either version of In the Air Tonight, but the Nonpoint version is vastly superior. Collins' version, like, well, bascially everything he's every done, is impossible to take seriously. I disliked Heat because I find Mann has a proclivity bordering on pathological need for oversimplifying characters and situations. His ending for Heat, without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't seen it, turns the "villains" into pieces of cardboard while he desperately tries to turn a vaguely sociopathic cop into a hero. He tries the same shit in Collateral and only sort of fails to make a much stupider film because of Cruise and Foxx. It's really, really apparent if you listen to the commentary where he starts talking about how he thinks the ending is about existentialism fighting nihilism. It's pretentious and breathlessly vapid.