What's Up, Tiger Lily? Reviews
Were the hell do I start with this movie? It has to be one of the weirdest movies that I have seen this year. When I first started to watch this film, I was tempted to switch it off because it was awful and in another language but after Woody Allen comes on screen and explains what the movie is about, it then begins in English and the dubbing is swapped for humour. The film does take some time to get going, but once it does, you can't help but laugh at the way that Woody Allen cleverly changes the original script. Some of the voices cracked me up and the whole search for the recipe concept was ridiculous but funny. The original Japanese movie was REALLY bad but when it gets mixed up with Woody Allen's warped sense of humour, it will have you in stitches. You really have to take this film with a pinch of salt and try and remember that it was Woody Allen's first movie as a director, even though he didn't have any actors to direct. You will find it hard to keep up with the storyline, which is mentioned during the movie, but it's definitely worth a watch just for its pure stupidity. Proper Strange!Â
If anyone was asked to remake this poor Japanese movie, I'm sure they would have turned down the project straight away, but Allen used his brain and produced a watchable movie that is funny and original. The silly noises that the main character makes when he's fighting were a great addition to this strange film, along with the strange voices of the gangsters and the weird guy with the cobra who was going to marry a chicken. Don't Ask! Anyway, I'm not going to say that this was a masterpiece that was a complete work of genius, but I will say that Woody Allen made a decent remake from a bad original. If your a Woody Allen fan then you really have to watch this movie.
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I recommend his movie to people who are into there badly made Japanese movies with a Woody Allen dubbed script. 5/10