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I rented this movie because it was the kind of campy silly movie that Roger Corman is famous for. I watched and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was still interesting and Angie Dickinson at 43, was better looking then most of today's young starlets. The sex was way over the top but it was the seventies. William Shatner in some of the more racy scenes was worthy of America's Funniest Videos (R-Rated). All in all it was a good for it's time and if you are in your 40s like me, it will make you remember when cheesy movies were truly cheesy. Enjoy!
I am not going to make a long speech about this but the movie is much better than the votes would indicate. A good cast, decent story and and enjoyable to watch. It is also nice to see a young Drew Barrymore. She has turned out to be a pretty good little actress and moviemaker. Check it out.
I almost did not get the opportunity to see this movie. That would have
been a shame. It was well crafted, excellently told and a pleasure to
watch. I can't remember the last time I saw the cat and mouse game played
so well. Renee Russo was simply stunning and has never been more attractive
in a film. I mean she was HOT. The sex was a little strong and could be
considered unnecessary due to the fact Russo and Brosnan are extremely
attractive people and they're more alluring by being suggestive and
flirtatious towards each other. The caper was great but there was a hole in
one of the elements of the crime but many people won't notice it if they
just go with the film. Suspension of Disbelief will be easy. John
McTiernan direction was great and the score by Bill Conti flowed so well
with the film. Pierce Brosnan was fantastic as Thomas Crown. He was so smug
and sure of himself. He truly is a very suave and debonair character.
Let's not forget Dennis Leary either. He played his part so well. No
humor, wisecracks or comedy. Straight acting and a damn good job. This was
the best I have seen of the summer movies so far and only one of two that I
will go to see again. It was just a great flick. I highly recommend seeing
this movie and I will admit that I have never seen the original, but you can
bet it is my first choice the next time I go to the video
I was so eager to see this film. I read the reviews, went and purchased a ticket for the first available show in Atlanta. This was supposed to be a shocking and horrifying film. I did not get that out of the film. I will say that the actors were fantastic. The relationship between Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, and Joshua Leonard was the element of the film that kept it moving. I was never on the end of my seat and did not feel as if I was watching a horror movie. Once again I was waiting for the film to take off and put a little scare into the audience. No ooohs, or screams or any reaction whatsoever from the crowd. I would recommend it because it was an interesting film due to the way it was made but don't expect to be frightened. I really thought that it would be true horror and it turned out to be a very successfully marketed film that never really gave me what I was looking for. A GOOD SCARE.
I wanted to love this movie. I think Will Smith is a great action movie
star and Kevin Kline is a tried and true professional. It also had the
beautiful actress out there today, Salma Hayek. Still the film never
took off. I was waiting for the story to develop or something to happen
make me care about the characters. It was great fun and the kids will
it but I was looking for a little more. Salma Hayek did not get an
opportunity to display her talent (acting) and she did not have very many
lines. Kenneth Branagh did not get a chance to display his great talent,
who did. I would recommend taking the kids, it is not to violent, but
expect to see a really fantastic movie. One thing that is in the film's
favor is that if you are a fan of the original show, you will like it
I grew up on The Wild Wild West (TV) and thought Robert Conrad was the
Kick-Butt type actor. It was a different kind of show and this is a
different kind of film.
What A Flick!!! I saw it, got into a conversation about it at work and went
with a co-worker to see it again. I have not seen a Sci-Fi movie with this
much thought in its conception and effort to bring the visual idea to the
screen since the "Terminator" or `Star Wars'. I could only imagine what a
great book it was (if it was ever a book) or would have been. Then to top
such an interesting story.... the movie was made like nothing I have ever
seen. The flips, defiance of gravity and physical acrobatics were just too
much. I saw `The Making of The Matrix' on HBO and I know sport teams that
don't train as hard as the actors did for this movie. UNREAL!!! Keanu
Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving were
exceptional in their portrayals. I am not a major Sci-Fi movie goer but I
am a constant movie goer and if a film is good, I will give it its due.
This is a Must See.
Fists Of Fury was the second best of the Lee films. (Chinese Connection was
tops). The speed, action and excitement in the film was unprecedented.
The only thing that came close were the episodes of the Green Hornet and
they were Lee also. He was the epitome of being physically fit and had
screen presence like no action star before him. His fitness level and
physical capabilities are qualities that some action stars have today, but
at the time there was no one like him. Fists of Fury had a good story and
the acting was good. In the last almost thirty years, you will be able to
find films that are equivalent to the technical and production measures of
this film, but none as good due to the fact that this was the first.
The Godfather-The Greatest Film In Modern Times
There is no other film that embodies the greatness of American film making such as `The Godfather'. The film communicates many different things on many different levels to the audience. First and foremost is the importance of family. The Don has never made any apologies for the life that he leads and did it all for the sake of his family. It is true that there is no honor among thieves but this is a movie. For the mere sake of the story, Don Vito Corleone is an honorable man. His word is bond and he is not a selfish cheat. Don Vito Corleone's most appealing asset is his relationship with his family. Although the film starts with Don Vito Corleone's reign as Godfather, the film is focused on the reign of Michael. There are things that I learned in this film and the other two films that I carry with me today. `Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer' is just one of the things that I think are important from that film. `Never hate your enemies for it clogs your judgment' is another.
The film shows that even the best made plans can go off course. Don Vito never planned that life for Michael. Without telling too much of the picture I can say once again it is the greatest film that I have ever seen and I have seen a great number. Gone with the Wind is an epic and as all time period pieces go, it does make us think about when times were different. I never could relate to GWTW. Living in Atlanta it is forced upon you but still does not quite cut it. It is much different than Star Wars because it appeals to a more earthly and realistic side of movies. Sci-Fi is a favorite of mine but this does not compare. Good overtakes evil in the Star Wars saga and in the Godfather films we are always cheering on the bad guys. They pay for their sins in triplicate, but still they would never change the lives that they lead.
Finally, the film is ageless. I still get the same rush from the movie that I did when I was first old enough to comprehend the true dynamics of the story so many years ago. We will always have corruption, murder, and power brokering in the underworld and it will in many cases be intertwined with certain political figures. Another thing that will remain a constant is the love for family and the undying care a father has for his children. A father will give the lesson, may it be right or wrong by other's standards, this is who we are, this is what we do, and this is how we do it.
The Godfather will reveal the many different things in the family, but most of all...it is about a father , his sons, and their business.
Francis Ford Coppola did a wonderful job bringing that story to the people.
Jamie Lee Curtis is still great after all these years. The movie lacked a
little of the suspense of the first, but was a definite improvement over
the subsequent others up until it's release. It went straight to the point
in the fact that Michael Myers opened up with his sharp cutting
One of the most gripping attributes to the film was the music. If the rest of the film had placed as much emphasis on dramatic interjection as the music did, it would have been a 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. The music was extremely eerie and very creepy.
All and all as far as sequels go, there have been better. There have definitely been worse. It is worth seeing as a movie and if you are like me (mid-thirties) that the original Halloween scared you for the better part of your adolescent summer of 78, definitely go see it.