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42nd Street (1933)
Just a thought...
In PRETTY LADY, the YOUNG AND HEALTHY number looks very good from above, but there is no way that the audience would be able to see this, so it doesn't make sense. Also I doubt very much that their budget would allow them to set up the extravagant 42nd street finale.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The T-1000 acts stupid at the end of the movie. Earlier in the film the T-1000 uses its ability to copy and kill another person at the same time on John's foster parents. It would be perfectly logical to use this ability once again, on John's mother, Sarah, at the end, instead of just stabbing her in the shoulder.
In this sequel many of the great villains encounter inglorious deaths. Jabba is strangled to death by Princess Leia - ridiculous. Boba Fett gets pushed into Sarlaccan by accident. Darth Vader has no problem at all to kill Darth Siddius, just lift him up and throw him away. Also very interesting to notice that Darth Siddius neither looks nor sounds like he did in Episode V.
Papillon (Steve McQueen) is sentenced to 2 years of seclusion for his attempt to escape. The film spends a lot of time showing how tough this time is on him. For his second attempt to escape he is sentenced to 5 more years of seclusion, nothing at all is shown of these years. Some effort should have been made to make the viewer feel that this time passes.
If Harker would have had any brains he would stab Dracula while he was sleeping in his coffin in the beginning of the film and the problem would be out of the world. Instead he kills Dracula's victim, a vampire woman, waking Dracula from his sleep.
12 Angry Men (1957)
Fonda's character was extremely well prepared for his jury meeting, he had obviously given the matter a lot of thought before the juror retired. Knowing all that he did he should be very sure that there's reasonable doubt that the boy is guilty. It's hard for me to understand how he is willing to plead guilty if all the others do so before the second vote. At this time he has very much more to say about the case, why take a gamble before he has presented all his doubts? It doesn't make sense.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
This film is about Hollywood when the movie learned to talk at the end of the 20's. Gene Kelly and Jean Hagen play two movie-stars of this period, co-starring in THE DUELING CAVALIER. The problem is that Hagen's voice is so terrible that Cathy Seldon, played by Debbie Reynolds, has to dub her singing. Therefore Seldon becomes the real star of THE DUELING CAVALIER. The interesting thing about it is that for some of the songs in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Reynolds' voice was dubbed by someone. So the question is: Who is the real star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN?
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When Dorothy arrives in Munchkin-land The "Good" Witch of the North tells her that in order to get home she has to visit The Wizard of Oz. On her journey to Oz Dorothy's life is in constant danger. But the fact is that all Dorothy has to do to get home to Kansas is to click her heels together 3 times. If the Good Witch really was a good witch she would have told Dorothy about this when they met in Munchkin-land. Glenda's excuse that Dorothy wouldn't have believed her is not very convincing. So the whole adventure is for nothing.
This movie stinks.
Watch "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER" or anything else instead of this WORTHLESS PIECE OF JUNK. It FAILS BADLY in creating the atmosphere of an outrageous nightclub. The film has good potential, but if I would make the film I would raise the tempo, do MORE RESEARCH on the subject (I dare say Christopher has never been inside studio 54) and not use a BUNCH OF SLEEP-WALKERS for a cast, real performers are needed here, not GOOD LOOKING NOBODIES! Myers is the only one who does ok, but he has the easiest part, and he should be even more colorful to be good. No wonder that most of the critics threw this film RIGHT IN THE GARBAGE CAN!
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Highlights from M-G-M musicals.
This is a sentimental and enjoyable look back at the time when M-G-M was the premiere studio in Hollywood and had more stars than there are in the heaven. Famous musical numbers are presented by some of those legends including Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. I just don't like the way they brag and flatter each other. Is it really necessary to tell the viewer how good they were? The audience should be able to judge for themselves. And the numbers are great, no doubt about it. Fred Astaire's tap dance with Eleanor Powell is awesome, Donald O'Connor's "Make'em laugh" is funny, Gene Kelly sings in the rain and Judy Garland sings over the rainbow. It's also fun to see dramatic actors like James Stewart, Clark Gable and Cary Grant sing and dance. That's entertainment! Rating: 4/5