I suspect the movie makers were banking on Steve McQueen’s charisma to carry it. Unfortunately, I’ve only seen The Blob. Perhaps if I watched his other movies – with sympathetic characters – then I would understand.
Steve McQueen plays a powerful, wealthy and bored businessman, Thomas Crown. He’s so bored that he sets up bank robberies just for fun. However, an insurance investigator Vickie Anderson (Faye Dunaway) is on the case and she suspects Crown is behind it.
The robbery sequence which followed shortly afterward with the split screens was well done too. I was quite taken with it.
My main problem with Crown is not his morals but his perfection. He’s smart, he’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s daring, he’s athletic, and he’s successful in business. In dealing with women, he’s confident and seductive. He robs banks and nobody catches him.
I just didn’t get why I should be worried about him.
I thought for sure that I’d begin to understand why McQueen’s so beloved after watching this movie. Maybe I should try The Great Escape or The Magnificent Seven.