This film is a plodding lumbering stinker of a historical epic ready to look good and expensive any chance it gets but at the same time, stumbling and gasping at a point and trying to find a focus.
Around the World in 80 Days is not a great movie… in fact, it’s not even a very good one. If anything, this carefree plodding monster with brief respites of comedy and whimsy can best be described as diverting, not particularly intelligent, but mostly just a big foolish lump of fun.
After the Sunset is the same stuff we’ve seen over and over again with nothing new added to even try and spice it up. This movie is just old… it looks old and it feels old.
This movie… man, it’s just a big fat collection of brainless funny.
Trust me, you start rooting for the snakes early on in this movie.
The end of Summer is here and this is what I did instead of anything constructive… make fun of the movies that came out. I’m so lonely.
The script is pretty much brain-dead with some appallingly bad dialogue and plot contrivances, but at its core… at the very heart of the movie, there is the fun.
So, George Lucas has altered the final scene of Return of the Jedi to insert creepy-eyed Hayden Christiansen into the trio of force ghosts that greet Luke at the end. I decided that, if George was going to switch things up, I could too.
This movie is a landmark. That much is certain. It’s one of the most prominent and celebrated horror movies of the ladder half of the 20th century. It’ll make you giggle and then make you jump in fright while it actually contains a story that will keep you interested and, in some ways, break your heart.
It’s still got that charm and that perverted innocent quality to it all while still making you laugh at immature poopie and pee-pee jokes. That, and this is a sweet movie without being deathly saccharine. It’s not a great movie, but it’s a fun movie.