The Bonfire of the Vanities Reviews
I was expecting a horrible movie, like Charles Dickens turned into Dr. Suess or Ernest Hemingway rewritten as a Teletubbies' episode.
It was movie that I now have seen 23-years after it was released & deserves very little scathing insipid remarks that have been libelously espoused.
Never heard of the book, no one born after 1980 cares about it.
But the movie should have had Morgan Freeman narrating it, than the approval rating would be elevated by 60+% at least.
Maybe I'll watch it again in a year, but in 1990, Home Alone, TMNT, Dick Tracy, Days of Thunder, these combined for over 500+ million USD but The Bonfire of the Vanities was better.
I didn't think it deserves the rotten reviews it has, as the film was pretty entertaining, just a tad too hokey.
The film starts off alright, but at some point it stops taking itself seriously and starts trying to wag it's finger at how over the top they can be, while being over the top itself.
I actually liked Hanks here, but Willis is just kind of there, and while Griffith is totally sexy, she progressively gets worse for acting as the film goes along. Rubinek plays a fantastic douchebag, but Kim Cattrall is just odd here.
And look for a super young Kirsten Dunst as Hanks' daughter!
The film is decent, neither great nor awful, but had the film had a more serious tone, it could have been a lot better.