About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »
During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
Salt and Fire is about a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats. Shot in Bolivia, the film stars Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres and Gael García Bernal and was written and directed by Werner Herzog.Written by
This is my first time rating a film on IMDb although I am a frequent user of the sight and enjoy it thoroughly.
I felt compelled to write this quick review as I can't believe actors like Mike Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal took the roles in this terrible film. Adding to the fact Werner Herzog wrote, Produced and Directed this film lent some hope to its credibility, yet, it was by far, IMO, One of, if not THE, worst film he ever did.
I am a fan of his documentaries, but, barring Fitzcarraldo, he has no business making feature length films. The acting was God awful. The dialog was meaningless with no plot intent in sight. The film dragged from the opening scene to the very last scene. Even with Shannon's talent, his dialog portrayed him as dull and confused. Not the intense, Broad range performance's you expect from him. The film makes an attempt at being profound but fails dismally. I left the screening scratching my head wondering, "What the heck was this film about"?....Then, it occurred to me. It was about 98 minutes too long!
Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time.
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