So this is my 3rd Sly flick in a night and needless to say I should stop. This is the movie to finish up with though as the work with explosives, the ingenius complex nature of it perfectly molded into each scene that it is deployed just make it fun to watch. Sly is once again the quiet guy we've all come to know and love, he's the giant jungle cat that's been caged and has that dim light behind his eyes where the once wild spirit raged but has been tamed by time and the bars of bad movies *which there aren't many until much later*.
So here's the score, you got Sly VS Woods, wonderful face off. Sharon just gets in the way trying to be a sex symbol that only seems to look like she escaped from some rehab clinic and thinks she still has it. Sly plays the good guy who uses his powers for good, Woods, his teachers/mentor/pimp-daddy, is the guy who plays a mercenary like they should be. Much like the guns of the old west you got James working for a shady drug/mob/punk guy. James is called in to help counteract what Sly is doing as he helps the mental midget Stone get free of the bad mans grasp. The explosions and their use are the real stars of the film. Special effects and the science behind it all makes it a great watch. The story isn't anything new or shocking but it still is enough to hold the attention of most.