If it’s Monday, it’s free RedBox day.
So we dutifully trooped over to the RedBox kiosk a short while ago for our free movie fix.
We picked up In the Electric Mist.
Featuring Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Kelly Macdonald and Mary Steenburgen, In the Electric Mist is directed by Bertrand Tavernier.
Tommy Lee Jones plays a detective on the heels of a killer.
It seems the movie was released direct-to-DVD in the U.S. sometime in March this year.
The movie is based on James Lee Burke’s book In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead.
We may or may not update this post after we finish watching the movie.
Most likely, we will.
Not a bad movie.
But then, Tommy Lee Jones is a decent actor and the story, while not gripping, is OK.
Set amid the bayous of Louisiana, this is a story of a policeman Dave Robicheaux (Tommy Lee Jones) in pursuit of a serial killer down the winding byroads of the parishes.
Killing young hookers after inflicting much pain on them, the serial killer is dumping them in the remote rural parts of Louisiana.
Although Louisiana is a part of the U.S., it’s an entirely different world out there.
We’ve spent some time in the state. The folks in Louisiana speak differently. The food is different (gumbo, jambalaya or crawfish ring a bell?), corruption is a fact of life, race currents still run strong in social life, the state is at the bottom on several key socio-economic indicators and the white girls are very pretty.
And the desolate swamps are all around you.
Such then is the setting of Louisiana and to some extent the movie as well.
The movie progresses at a brisk trot as our ex-alcoholic policeman goes around bullying, and occasionally beating to pulp, the bad guys around him.
Until finally the killer is nabbed.