Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a phony gold rush by seeding the river with nuggets. Can this well-meaning (though completely incompetent) Mountie stop Whiplash's evil plan? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
What we have here is a failure to communicate any of the satire created
by genius Jay Ward! Mr. Wilson made so many mistakes in telling
Dudley's story that I believe this is simply not the Dudley Do-Right
story, this was someone elses story. The set up should have centered
more on the Mounties and less on Whiplash's plan, which dominated the
entire film. Never once did Dudley have to rescue Nell, in fact, she
seemed smittened by Whiplash. This gave less-than-attractive Sara
Jessica Parker very little to do, not that as an actress, she has much
to bring to the table. Aside from this, her character, Nell, was
(under) written as though the writer (s) didn't want the character in
the first place. Maybe, because Parker was re-cast in the role. Second
The character of Horse, which could have been an interesting character
asset to Dudley were is not for the fact that he disappears a quarter
into the film without explanation, was handled wrong. Likewise, Eric
Idle's character seemed as though he might have been three separate
characters in an original draft of the script. And now strung together,
so the producers could use Idle's talents.
The flavor of the original cartoon is no where to be found.
Fraser and Alex Rocco were as wonderful as Parker and Molina were not
up to snuff. However considering what they had to work with -- they
were all okay ... silly set-ups, no pay offs and a script that seemed
aimless at times leaves devotees of genius Jay Ward saddened.
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