Lucky Luke Reviews
141017: Easily four stars. I'm even considering it higher and possibly one of my favorite movies. Much easier to understand now that I have a proper version with subtitles. Great entertainment even if you don't know French.
On this journey he bumps into old enemies such as Billy The Kid (Michaël Youn), Pat Poker (Daniel Prévost), Phil Defer (Claudio Weppler) and Jesse James (Melvil Poupaud). By his side is his beloved Belle (Alexandra Lamy) and the harsh Calamity Jane (Sylvie Testud). He will not only have to fight his enemies, but his own conscience as well...
I red Lucky Luke as a kid and loved him and his adventures. At that point they put out a lot of animated films of his adventures which made sense. But, in the early 90s Terrence Hill (of some reason....) ended up as Lucky Luke in two live action movies that didn't carry very much resemblance with the cartoon itself. Thus, those ones are something to forget and deny. This version of "Lucky Luke" is however something very close to the cartoon. This live action version gives us a tone that fits, environments/landscapes that comes alive, it's slightly over the top (but it works), it has several classic Lucky Luke characters, great costumes/settings and with a storyline that still carries some level of emotional drama. It's a movie based on a cartoon, it should be taken for what it is. Dujardin is pretty good as Lucky Luke and the rest of the ensemble does a good job as well. I was positively surprised and I did enjoy watching "Lucky Luke".
this movie is a playground were you just play with everything and beyond. stay true to its comic counterpart, Lucky Luke offer a comic movie.
by the way....this is a full of classic Lucky Luke kind of jokes, so if you were used to standard American slapstick jokes, this movie is definitely not for you...
Le lonesome cowboy le plus connu de la BD franco-belge va ĂŞtre chargĂ (C) par le prĂ (C)sident des USA de ramener le calme Ă Daisy Town, ville natale du Luke, pour que le dĂ (C)veloppement du chemin de fer puisse se faire au mieux.
Le rĂ (C)alisateur a inventĂ (C) une enfance au hĂ (C)ros, mi blanc-mi indien, au cours de laquelle il a miraculeusement Ă (C)chappĂ (C) Ă un gang de vilains qui ont massacrĂ (C) sa mĂ¨re et son pĂ¨re devant ses yeux. Seul survivant, le patronyme de lucky luke lui sera attribuĂ (C) (bon, il a quand mĂŞme perdu ses parents, tout est relatifâ¦ !). Il se fera ensuite la promesse de ne jamais tuer personne.
Lâ(TM)histoire est amusante et les personnages aussi. Dujardin a parfaitement
pris le style de la BD. Par contre son personnage ici est plus naĂŻf que
dans le livre, dommage. Sylvie Testud reprĂ (C)sente une Calamity Jane
bagarreuse mais un peu trop fleur bleue. Billy the Kid incarnĂ (C) par Mikael
Youn est Ă (C)nervant Ă souhait, parfait pour ce rĂ´le donc ! Le scenario sera
par contre trop peu cowboy â" câ(TM)est quand mĂŞme lâ(TM)homme qui tire le plus vite que son ombre- et trop romantique (Luke subjuguĂ (C) par Belle). Et pas de Dalton ? Un second opus avec les 4 frĂ¨res (mais pas Eric et Ramzy svp) serait le bienvenu !