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This week, The Cultists Present Dominic Sena’s ‘Swordfish’ (2001). A film that on its surface is just another Hollywood bank job flick about cyber hacking and hostages, Swordfish still manages to stick out among the cache of big budget action films. But why? Is it the film’s notorious green and orange color pallet? Its heavy-handed hypocrisy? John Travolta’s mind-boggling facial hair? Hugh Jackman’s strangely earnest cyber hacking “dance”? Or is it simply the fact that the film remains above all else an accidental magnum opus of pretension? London and Benji set forth to find out.
Episode Safeword: “lowbrow”