Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Manchurian Candidate

Man oh man should they have left this John Frankenheimer classic alone. Denzel Washington does his very best to try and save this mess from Jonathan Demme but shit hell...I don't think even old Frank Sinatra himself could have helped this one. Mind you, if Frank were still alive this film never would have been made but that is another story. It is great to see a film cameo from musician Robyn Hitchcock and brief turn ups from the likes of Roger Corman, Sidney Lumet and Roy Blount Jr......hell....there are shit loads of cameos here and this is the problem with the nabs the paranoid elements just fine but collapses under it's own weight. Granted it had a hell of a lot to do with trying to live up to the original but it does not excuse just how boring this film truly is. The Rachel Portman score is certainly worth picking up but leave this DVD on the shelf.


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