JB's rating: 5/10
"He didn't really talk or act much, but I guess he never does."
THE most 50's thing I've ever seen. This movie's got it all: greasers, squares, needlin', jukeboxes, and minutes upon minutes of beautiful Brando gazing. Such a stunning man. Forget what I said about Marlene Dietrich!
Based on The Hollister "Riot", The Wild One is vastly underappreciated for its impact on pop culture, putting the biker image on screen for the first time, striking a chord with a wounded generation.
That's not to say it's a masterpiece. It's an uneven film. The Black Rebels are just complete jackasses. Wrightsville's sheriff is also frustratingly passive, but it creates an interesting character.
The second half sees the…