Stuck between a kid-friendly action blockbuster and an almost B-movie style, blaxploitation romp, this movie truly didn't know what to strive for. On the summer tent-pole side, the film features a giant steampunk spider and a Da Vinci-inspired flying machine navigating through a simple-minded plot. The other side of the coin is laden with crude adult-oriented jokes and imagery not suitable for a clean-cut Will Smith flick.
Right off the bat, the film starts up with a 70's centric opening,…
Who would have thought that one of cinema's most vividly colorful masterpieces would be in black and white? Citizene Kane, brilliantly constructed by the ingenious Orson Welles, is anchored by its fantastic story, visuals, and its elclectic acting ensemble. An ensemble, that brings the story forward with believability and passion.
Orson Welles not only gives a commanding performance, perhaps one of the best captured on film, but also visualizes and frames a narrative masterfuly, and set the bar for all…