"It's Not Just A Game Anymore"
There's one word that perfectly describes Clue, and that would be "amusing." The movie isn't great or all that hilarious, but what it is, is amusing. From start to finish, it's watchable. It has stretches that are funny and stretches that are boring. It's pretty much unremarkable in every way. Still it manages to be amusing enough to merit a watch.
Most of the amusement I am talking about comes from Tim Curry. I've always enjoyed watching Curry. He has a way of making bad movies watchable. Look at IT for example. His performance as Pennywise is the sole reason I still enjoy that made-for-tv movie; not to mention it is also the reason I lost nights of sleep as a young child. Curry plays the Butler and creates the most laughs out of any of the actors. He also just always gives entertaining performances and this is no different.
Clue is obviously based off of the board game, which happened to be one of my favorite games as a kid. The film is one of those murder mysteries that happens all in one night and in one house. Everyone there is a suspect and the bodies continue to pile up as they all try to piece together who the killer is. The movie does manage to create just enough laughs using this plot, but nowhere near the amount a movie like Murder by Death did.
Clue is very average and uneventful. There's nothing here that really needs to be seen. You probably aren't going to laugh out loud that much. You probably aren't going to be that impressed. At the end of the movie though, you will at least be able to say it was amusing.
Very good movie with lots of twist and turns. I dare you guess the end, because you won't win! The film's story is just like playing the game so it's fun and exciting. I wanna play the real board game right now!!!
Clue is a movie about 6 guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of 6 people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. When Mr. Boddy, who is blackmailing each guest, gives the guests each a weapon, he tells them they should kill Wadsworth, the butler, to avoid being exposed. With Mrs. Peacock's craziness, and Mr. Green's clumsiness, the whole group finds themselves tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity.
I like the whole setting and atmosphere of the film, the big old mansion, sneaking around, murder, mystery, creaking corridors and a general 'Hammer Horror' feel to the proceedings hehe nice touches. It also seems to be a period set film, well somewhat, which also tends to give a nice oldie, cozy feeling.
Silly ending though, I wish they had stayed alittle more sensible with it all, if you liked this then check out the Gene Wilder film 'Haunted Honeymoon'.
Clue: making murder fun.
Also Colleen Camp's cleavage is ridiculous.