Curse of the Pink Panther Reviews
Despite Herbert Lom's brilliant gags, this is a stupid and unfunny film. "Pink Panther" died along with Peter Sellers.
Ted Wass cannot replace the brilliant Peter Sellers, neither Blake Edwards can make a "Pink Panther" movie without this hilarious, but late actor. The direction is also not too good and as regards the performances, Herbert Lom is the only character who makes you laugh. A complete failure.
[center][b][font=Palatino Linotype][size=6][color=#ff00ff]The Pink Panther Series[/color][/size][/font][/b][/center]
[center][b][font=Palatino Linotype][size=4][color=white]Part Deux: The Rotten Side of Things[/color][/size][/font][/b][/center]
[left][color=magenta][b]Inspector Clouseau [/b][/color][color=white]was a late 1960's attempt at a spin-off of The Pink Panther. It was produced by a different director and didn't star Peter Sellers. This film was so horrible that isn't even considered a part of the series at all and is hardly worth mentioning.[/color][/left]
[left][color=magenta][color=white]Trail of the Pink Panther[/color][/color][color=white]was produced in 1982, two years after the death of Peter Sellers. I suppose this was meant to be a tribute to the late actor, which admirable, but as a movie on it's own it is horrible. The story follows a reporter who is trying to find out what has happened to the world famous Inspector Clouseau, who has disappeared. Most of the film plays like a middle of the season sitcom recap episode in which they retell what has happened so far with clips of old episodes, in this case the previous Pink Panther movies. It's horribly boring, mainly because besides the old clips from the previous movies, it is not funny at all.[/color][/left]
[left][b][color=magenta]Curse of the Pink Panther[/color] [/b][color=white]is a step up from Trail, but that's not saying much at all, is it? This is Edwards attempt at trying to find a replacement for Sellers in the form of actor [b]Ted Wass[/b] who plays New York detective Clifton Sleigh. Clouseau's former boss, Dreyfus, hires Sleigh to find the missing Inspector. Ted Wass tries his best to fill the shoes of the late Peter Sellers with his character, who is just as bumbling as Clouseau, but fails to capture the spontaneous hillarity that Sellers was known for. Sleigh is also less of a charming character than Clouseau was.[/color][/left]
[left][color=magenta][b]Son of the Pink Panther [/b][/color][color=white]is without a shadow of a doubt the worst movie in the long running series starring Italian actor/director [b]Roberto Benigni [/b](that's right, Roberto f**king Benigni) as the illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau. The story follows Jacques Gambrelli (Benigni) as he accidentally gets involved in a car crash with a kidnapper and Clouseau's former boss, Dreyfus. After realizing who Gambrelli is, Dreyfus sends him on what he hopes to be a suicide mission to arrest the kidnappers and save a princess. Simply put, there isn't an existing word that can describe how horrible this film is.[/color][/left]
[left]Peter Sellers left a strong legacy with the Pink Panther series. It is a shame that Blake Edwards decided to milk the reputation of the series and Sellers even after his death. 25 years after his death, another director and another actor are attempting to ressurect the late Inspecter who will now be played by Steve Martin in a remake of the original Pink Panther film. Truly, Clouseau died with Peter Sellers.[/left]