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Top Secret! (1984)
Not 'Airplane!', but very close
'Top Secret' is amiable for a spoof, but is not in the league of "Airplane!" or the "Naked Gun" movies. The problem I had was with the leading role. Val Kilmer was terrible in this movie and "Real Genius", and he's mediocre at best today. I found a lot of the gags funny. I felt bad laughing at the "Nazis getting blown up by the Pinto" scene, for that's what happened to 3 Hoosier teenage girls when their wagon tapped the bumper of a Pinto. The explosion resulted in their deaths. (I don't believe the parents would be watching this movie more than once.) Still, a good time waster if your into ZAZ and spoofs in general.
Gratuitous, To Say The Least
After having watch DePalma's "Sisters" on late night television way before cable became the phenomenon it is now, I have to say it was a horrific, blood churning experience. (Warning: Spoilers upcoming) First of all, they showed the murder of a black man by Margot Kidder's surviving Siamese twin virtually uncut. Even the "butcher knife" to the mouth" scene, one of the most lurid scenes on record. Then, in DePalma's "split" scene, with Jennifer Salt watching, Kidder and her surgeon husband (Bill Finley) stuff the carcass in a couch and clean the murder scene so neatly that no one can tell there was foul play. To me, this is incredible in a bad way. The last scene was probably the goriest: The killing of the doctor after he orders Kidder to do away with Salt. It's hard to believe she had to literally squeeze his guts out for Dr. Finley to finally die. Very depraved movie, for DePalma's (and possibly David Cronenberg's) fans only.