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"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.
It looks as though Harry Callahan is doomed never to be able to finish his junk food.
In Dirty Harry, he only gets one bite of his hot dog before it all goes off at a bank nearby. Aww shit. In Magnum Force he gets a few more bites down of a pretty nice looking burger before he involves himself in trying to prevent the hijacking of a plane, but he still doesn't manage the whole thing. At least these events cut some calories out of his diet.
Magnum Force is a hard film to approach in some ways and I think perhaps even more than Dirty Harry it needs to be rewatched. You can very easily come into Magnum…
Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!
The last time I saw Dirty Harry was about two months ago (in a theater no less!) and ever since I've felt like I wasn't whole. How can one just stop at Dirty Harry? It's unnatural.
See I think Magnum Force is an incredibly underrated sequel. When you hear conversations about the best movie sequels of all time, it's never brought up but it should be. It does what most sequels don't dare to do. Instead of just giving you more of what the original one it flips the script on you and shows you the other side of things.
In Dirty Harry we saw Clint…
Clint Eastwood's second outing as Detective Harry Callahan, for me at least, is better than his debut. Ted Post took over directing duties from Don Siegel, but his film had much of the same tone as the 1971 original. The plot is a simple one however, someone is executing major mobsters and criminals in the city leading to conspiracy theories and fears of a mob war. Eastwood's Harry is still the maverick with his superiors but has a hunch as to the perpetrators of the killings. Hal Holbrook has a pivotal role in proceedings as Harry's Lieutenant with an agenda, and the likes of David Soul, Tim Matheson, and Robert Urich all get the chance to shine behind those mirrored…
A hand holding a gun.
A huge gun.
Against a red backdrop.
The theme music by Lalo Schifrin pounds out of the speakers, building to a crescendo.
Slowly, the hand pulls back and cocks the gun.
The huge gun.
It points toward the screen and a gravelly voice tells you simply what you're looking at and what you can expect from it.
Then it fires.......
Eastwood follows one of the greatest cop movies with another of the greatest cop movies about cops.
And the only thing that can stop them is a cop who is badder than any other.
Do you feel lucky?
I think, considering that Dirty Harry is one of my favourite films of all time, that I should probably take some kind of offence to Magnum Force. It's not even because it's not nearly as good, but more to do with the fact that it takes the character of Harry Callahan to places that I did not want to see him go to in this film's predecessor.
Dirty Harry got Callahan perfect - it's one of the reasons the film is so good. All we see is Callahan the cop. We don't see his home life, we don't know anything about him outside of his profession, and we don't want to know anything about them. So they had a major…
Magnum Force is less a sequel than a term paper about Dirty Harry that remains fascinating by how it just refuses to exists as a fiction feature. The first 90 minutes in particular are a long discussion about the character, its methods and how to approach urban violence that gets interrupted for occasional 5-minute action interludes. It is a rather incoherent text (predictably given how many multiple authors with different agendas it has) and it can be rather facile in how it opposes Harry with an anonymous fascist death squad. Director Ted Post is way over his head, he can straightforward fine, but under this circumstances he moves along between workman like and bouts of laughable heavy hand. He is under his best when just play around with police fetish. Eastwood performance ends up having to do most of the heavy lifting to keep it together. The whole mess remains memorable if barely functional.
I've seen the original Dirty Harry more times than I can remember. The following four sequels I've only seen once each and I'm remembering why after re-viewing Magnum Force. Addressing the controversy at the time of the original film, how far is too far for those who are supposed to protect and serve, Magnum Force centers around a group of vigilante cops targeting the scum of San Francisco. Really a pretty good idea crossing over the real world topics as the plot of a second film. But it sorely lacks conviction. For the first hour or so, Harry isn't even on the case of these murders. Having lost faith in the justice system himself, his motivation for even caring would…
The second Dirty Harry film disregards most of what made the first one special and does its own dumb, boring thing. The changes made to the Callahan character in order to render him a palatable franchise hero have the effect of neutering the whole concept. The result is so lifeless - overlong and totally without distinction as a piece of filmmaking - that I'm surprised the series survived it.
The bloody, brutal sequel to DIRTY HARRY. This time, Clint Eastwood doesn't speak for vigilante justice, and he slaughters those who do. But he's the same emotionless hero, who lives and kills as affectlessly as a psychopathic personality. The setting is San Francisco, but, as in the spaghetti Westerns, Eastwood's gun power makes him the hero of a totally nihilistic dream world. Ted Post's direction is mediocre; the script by John Milius and Michael Cimino is cheaply effective. The villains this time are a Nazi-style elite cadre of clean-cut, dedicated cops (with a prim Führer-Hal Holbrook) who have taken the law into their own hands and are assassinating the labor racketeers, the drug dealers, and the gangsters. The movie is…
The second Dirty Harry film serves as a referendum on the first film's politics. We know see Harry fighting against renegade cops who take the law into their own hands. Still a critic of the system Harry now upholds it until "something better" comes along. More of an emphasis on action in this film, a trend I imagine will continue through the series.
For some reason it's not allowing me to rate the film higher than two stars. This is a three star film.
Take it as a given that The Dirty Harry sequel will be hard-boiled, what with a script by John Milius and Michael Cimino. The framework changes a bit from the original, in which Harry (Eastwood) found himself a High-Noon-style enforcer, mired in an ineffectual system, cutting through the Gordian Knot and meting out punishment. In Magnum Force, the system is still ineffective and Callahan stills delivers justice, but the system is much smarter, Hal Holbrook’s Lt. Briggs replacing incompetent John Vernon’s mayor, and the threat is the right-wing vigilantes bucking the legal process rather than the left-wing, pampering process itself. Magnum Force delivers its bruising action as well as any of the exploitation movies of 1972-1973, and you feel every…
Entertaining film that doesn't quite live up to its predecessor, but still great. Clint Eastwood always gives a great performance.
The sequel to Dirty Harry. Presuming if you are not a dunderhead or a worshipper of the police state, you should have found Dirty Harry a problematic film – I’m not saying you can’t like it, just that there are problems about liking it. On paper Magnum Force sounds a politically correct version: the villain is not a serial killer but rogue vigilante cops taking the law into their own hands; and Harry no longer makes his tongue in cheek racist remarks but has a black partner. And yet it more obviously champions the blowing away of criminal scum: maybe the difference between this and Dirty Harry is the difference between Ted Post and Don Siegel: Siegel mixed things up…
Yay more detectives!
Yay more Clint Eastwood!
A group of police officers in "Dirty" Harry Callahan's department have taken to vigilantism to punish criminals that they feel have gotten away with their crimes...and only Harry can stop them.
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