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l T Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, July 17, 1997 AA1 [] [] 'Metro,' Murphy Narcissism by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer There is good news and bad news on the video front. The good news is that Mrs. Foley's little boy, Axel, ha finally grown up. The bad news is that he has grown into a two- dimensional character and has surrounded himself with one- dimensional performers to make the depth of his dimension, deceitfully, deeper. Hence lies the biggest fault of"Metro." There are some great characters and a not-bad storyline in this flick, but nobody is developed as strong as Murphy's character. Carmen Ejogo played the love interest. She is an attractive black girl with an Australian accent who works as a reporter in San Francisco That is all that the audience is allowed to know about her. This is a character you want to see more of and know more about, but instead she is allowed to be nothing more than whipped cream on the Murphy Sundae. Michael Wincott, plays the cold, no-conscience, killer. This is the type of character that James Wood does so well. But if he had been used, the performance would have overshadowed Murphy and that would have been a no-no. Then there is Murphy's character, Scott Roper, a hostage negotiator, who uses donuts instead ofbuUets, who is so good he hasn't had to fire a shot in three years. This is great stuff for the celluloid mills, but it is never fully developed, leaving Murphy's character only just a little better than the rest of the cast. There is plenty of action, with ingenue placed in peril, II III bullets banging and, of course, the inevitable car chase through the hilly streets of San Francisco, giving rise to the new pop song, "I left my transmission in San Francisco." The car chase created enough carnage to keep "Metro" towing busy for days. Now that, might have made an interesting movie. However, if you're a Murphy fan you'll want to rent "Metro." I I III 1. lro ,. Iic 2. Vp Yacon 7. l ,mcl I. ;crn 'L l $  10 [ g. Turlmlt 10. Gridl0ck'd I II UlT 1500 E. Hwy. 372 Pabrmnp, HV 727-5010 I I I II Join us for a delicious Sunday Champagne brunch $6.50 Kids 1/2 )rice. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live Music Fri. & Sat. 8- Midnight Featuring The Bovine Line Trio Live entertainment July 18-19 Bovine Line Trio 8 p.m. to midnight Friday night Seafood Buffet and Prime Rib only $10.95 includes two Lobster Tails per person. (Four lobster tails only $14.95) A feast from the sea featuring lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, clams and delicious fresh fish. A slice of juicy prime rib as a bonus RV PARK SHMMER SPECIAL: $5 per night w/full hook-ups through August NEW YORK STEAK (12 oz) COMPLETE DINNER or00!y $10,95 per person with "all you can eat" Salad Bar, Dessert included, (Saturday night only.) Stateline 373 * Amargosa Valley, Nevada 89020 702-372-1777 Fax 702-372,1280 I I I