Curse of the Pink Panther Reviews
November 30, 2011
I own this on DVD in an eight movie pack along with:
* The Pink Panther (1963)
* A Shot In The dark (1964)
* The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
* The Revenge Of The Pink Panther (1978)
* Trail Of The Pink Panther (1982)
* The Pink Panther (2006)
* The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
May 2, 2010
The character of Clifton Sleigh refreshes the tired series. This time Edwards took a much better approach by intruducing new protagonist instead of turing Wass into new Clouseau. Aldough Wass can't replace Sallers, the movie delivers a couple of funny gags. Although the Roger Moore cameo is lame for the most part. Some of the minor jokes don't work because of uneven comedic timing. Personaly I felt that the film had potential of taking the series into a new direction and I wish that this approach was maintained, so that we could see some more of Detective Sleigh. Instead we get the three terible follow-ups.
May 18, 2013
I give the story a 2.5, but the humor a 3. Some of this one, was actually very very funny. Fitfully so. and like Trail, it even had Robert Wagner, David Niven and the whole cast of people that worked in all the movies all together, but in a plot, not just remembering Clouseau. But still missed Sellers.
March 11, 2013
What I really loved about the Peter Sellers films was how Inspector Clouseau would mispronounce certain words which combined with the bumbling actions of Inspector Clouseau were very entertaining, however in Curse of the Pink Panther the film falls flat with the fact that the new character of Clifton Sleigh as the bumbling actions down but not the same comedy that came from the tone and pronunciations of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau.
December 21, 2011
A movie that doesn't have Peter Sellers in it doesn't work. Even the actors from the first movies can't save this shitty movie.
January 6, 2013
Malgrι l'apparition gιniale de Roger Moore, ηa reste trθs moyen et inutile. Edwards exploite son bιbι jusqu'au boutisme.
September 23, 2012
Bien meilleure que les autres suites car depourvues du personnage de CLOUSEAU (hors un cameo genial de ROGER MOORE), L'HERITIER DE LA PANTHERE ROSE recele de quelques perles comiques dues a TED WASS et HERBERT LOM, mais reste quand meme bien trop long et previsible. Il est temps que la saga s'arrete.
September 6, 2012
While making Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Blake Edwards made another Pink Panther film, in the hope of continuing the series with another detective. Some of the gags have been seen before in previous Pink Panther films, but it does feel tired and lacking, and it ended in a $180 million lawsuit between Edwards and MGM/UA, so there was more excitement off the screen than on-screen. With Clouseau missing, Interpol utilize the Huxley 600 computer to find a detective to find Clouseau, but Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), doesn't want Clouseau back, so he rigs the computer to find the worst detective in the world, and he's found in New York City Police Sergeant Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass). Dreyfus believes Sleigh will never solve the case, but he ends up being more clumsier than Clouseau, and but his luck helps him move forwards with the case. Leading him to Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven) and his nephew George (Robert Wagner), but while Sleigh progresses with the case, mob boss Bruno Langlois (Robert Loggia) and Dreyfus try to kill him in an attempt to stop him finding Clouseau. It's not as bad as what critics say, especially when compared to comedies made now. But, Sellers as Clouseau was still fresh in people's minds, and while Wass of Soap does well with the physical comedy, he lacks Sellers' wordplay. Edwards originally wanted Rowan Atkinson to play Sleigh, who was originally written as an English constable. Oh, what could have been(!!) Plus, Roger Moore cameos.
March 27, 2012
Radical idea: end a film series before it becomes stale. If they had not filmed this film concurrently with Trail of the Pink Panther, I doubt they would have made this film after the critical financial failure of that film. But with it already in the can, they went ahead and released it. This time instead of using alternate takes and "flashbacks" to previous films with unfunny linking material, we just have a new investigator (found by a ridiculous computer clone selection process) interviewing people (some of whom were already interviewed about Clouseau in the last film). This new guy (Ted Wass, who is awful by the way) is trying to find the missing Clouseau and Pink Panther diamond (which did get stolen again at the beginning of the previous film but that got lost in the mix of the clip show)...and it is all rather unfunny and pointless. The one good thing is the cameo of James Bond, Roger Moore, as Clouseau.
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July 2, 2011
The trademark to Pink Panther was Sellers, not sequels without Sellers!
April 16, 2011
Misses Peter Sellers completely. Horrible.
January 1, 2011
this is so wrong by letting ted wass by the "new" Clouseau
October 24, 2009
With Clouseau still missing, the French president orders Clouseau's archrival - the dangerously deranged Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) - to find him. Having no such intentions, Dreyfus ingeniously hires the world's worst detective, New York Police Department's not-so-finest Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass), to ensure that Clouseau is never located. But it's beginning to look like his foolproof plan could end up making him look like the fool!.
also stars Burt Kwouk, Robert Loggia, Harvey Korman, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Roger Moore and Joanna Lumley.
directed by Blake Edwards.
June 5, 2010
Hollywood has this awful, awful habit of producing terrible final chapters of series. This God-awful tripe is a prime example of that behavior. Instead of letting the late, great Peter Sellers rest in peace, they talk Blake Edwards into making one final Pink Panther movie WITHOUT Sellers (kind of what they did with the Steve Martin remakes a few years ago). What's worse is that they cast this utter buffoon (Ted Wass) to play Clouseau's replacement (who isn't funny in the least bit) and then end the original Pink Panther film storyline with Clouseau apparently turning into a thief himself and turning his back on the law he fought to uphold for so many years. WTF???!!!! The movie ends with the original Pink Panther thief, David Niven, getting away scot-free. My intelligence and my movie-watching psyche were both severely insulted with this mess and I felt this was a slap in the face to the memory of all of Sellers' great Pink Panther films.
January 27, 2010
BAD - why did Blake Edwards and David Niven do this?
March 1, 2008
la seule chose d'intιressant dans ce film est le fait que Jacques Clouseau devient l'acteur Roger Moore
September 16, 2009
Ποιος πίστεψε πως μπορεί να γίνει μία ταινία "Ροζ Πάνθηρας" χωρίς τον Sellers; Όποιος και να είχε την "φαεινή" ιδέα πάντως, προσέβαλλε τη μνήμη του μεγάλου κωμικού με αυτή την βαρετή, αφελή και ελάχιστα αστία "κωμωδία" της συμφοράς. Και ένας Herbert Lom δεν φέρνει την άνοιξη.
Despite Herbert Lom's brilliant gags, this is a stupid and unfunny film. "Pink Panther" died along with Peter Sellers.
August 17, 2009
Det. Clifton Sleigh isn't funny, especially when compared to Clouseau. This film falls as flat as Inspector Clouseau. For the fans only.
May 14, 2009
No thanks - Not interested
September 4, 2008
Anamfivola, autos o asimos kai kakistos ithopios pou evalan na adikatastisi ton megisto Peter Sellers, den ftanei oute sto daxtylaki tou epitheoriti Klouzo. Alla den einai mono o kainourios dedective to provlima tis tainias. Einai kai to kako senario tou Blake Edwards, kathos kai i diekpaireotiki skinothesia tou, se adithesi me ton Herbert Lom, pou einai, opos pada, yperohos. O Sellers itan anadikatastatos kai kathe klonos tis seiras stin opoia edine pnoi, itan anapofeukta metrios eos kai kakos.
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.