I gotta admit, this was awesome! 80s cheese, honor, colourful fighters, great fights, only the bare minimum of a story. Sometimes this is all you need in a movie.
#037 in 2017
It's an interesting exercise in "creating something from leftovers", that most likely made Roger Corman proud. Also I like to believe that Blake Edwards tried to truly honor Peter Sellers and his most iconic character, instead of making a tasteless cashgrab. It actually would've been a nice TV special.
But even I, as the very forgiving movie lover that I am, can't find much to like about it. The first 40 minutes work, but then it turns into a clip…
There are two kinds of cult movies. There are the ROCKY HORRORs and BLACK DYNAMITEs and then there are the MACHETE KILLSes, SHARKNADOs and KUNG FURYs. In the first category are movies, that are made by people who had a cool idea and carefully put together a movie that they can be proud of. The second category are movies, made by people, who just randomly slap every image from their ADHD ridden stoner brain together, without any feeling for rhythm…
Maybe it’s just my love for the classic slapstick subgenre in general, but this is my favourite Spielberg movie. The gags come fast, most of them are silly, but almost all of them stick one way or another. And the spectacle, that dominates the 2nd half of the movie (and there is a lot of it), is as perfectly staged as you expect it from a Spielberg movie.
If it has one flaw, it’s maybe that not every actor has…