Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Readers wondered how those cinemen would succeed in putting the whole story into a single picture. As revealed last week, the answer is extremely simple. Warner Brothers do not succeed in anything of the sort because they do not try.
Fredric March as Adverse is an ace choice, playing the role to the hilt.
We found it a bulky, rambling and indecisive photoplay which has not merely taken liberties with the letter of the original but with its spirit.
An early stab at the swashbuckler from Warner Brothers, which proved popular at the time but hasn't improved with age.
Lavish but overlong.
Though well-acted by Fredric March, Claude Rains and Sondergaard, LeRoy's lavish adventure is overlong and not particularly involving, despite a globetrotting plot (Cuba, Africa, Paris, and America) that spans decades.
Certainly doesn't hold up very well for modern viewers.
Lame, over ambitious attempt at a globetrotting swashbuckler.
Lumbering adaptation has a great supporting cast and a variable performance by March in the lead. Holds your interest since there is always some new potential calamity just over the horizon but it goes on far too long.
Not a great movie, but most of the story is pretty interesting, and some of the scenes are really exciting. What I hated about this movie was how long it was, and slow too. Overall pretty good, but it could be better.
I absolutely DESPISE the plot, theme and conclusion of this film based on the book. A talented cast and beautiful costumes can only do so much.
A very difficult film to track down but it is totally worth finding. An adventure as only one of the older cinema classics could deliver.
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