Presented by / 1/23/2015 / No comments / , , , , ,

JOHNNY DEPP STARRING IN MORTDECAI

2015 rating: *
At this point, after a string of quirky roles, Johnny Depp doesn’t have to try very hard, but sometimes he should try just a little… After all, not everyone is drowned in the Kool Aid: he still has a few of us left to sell.   

Reminiscent of Inspector Clouseau with a dash of Austin Powers, this could be Johnny's revenge for not landing THE THIN MAN… As a British boozing rogue with drowsy one-liners spoken with a put-on accent, he has a muggy expression for every occasion and even overacts while sleeping.

Sporadically injecting KILL BILL style retro kitsch, especially when a fake looking jet flies to and from each plush location, MORTDECAI plays out like an arthouse spy thriller not funny enough for a parody or realistic enough to be taken even half seriously. Involving the frantic hunt for a stolen painting, side characters include Mort's resilient womanizing henchman, an assertive wife and a cop who loves her. And while each scene promises a brisk spurt of delightful madcap energy, we're always derailed into tedious conversations overdosing on witty and clever.  

The best scene takes place at an art auction… everyone finally has purpose and the endless jaunt is nearing a conclusion in what's probably the worst Johnny Depp vehicle to date, making THE LONE RANGER seem like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. COLLECTIVE RANK: Jedi, Rebel, Droid, Sith.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews & Pop Culture ranging from White Heat to Blade Runner

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS
Includes Current Streaming Rental Flicks

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS
From Movies of the Week to Cable Serials

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

WEBSITE INFORMATION

WEBSITE INFORMATION
RANDOM QUOTE: "I never repeat what children and drunks tell me... They don't know what they're saying." Lucille O'Ball to Victor Mature, Easy Loving

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
EMAIL ADDRESS for Cult Film Freak: SJDusk@msn.com & please be nice!

Blog Archive

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

CINEMA OF THE SEVENTIES

THE SHORTLIST

FAVORITE MOTION PICTURES
1)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 2)JAWS 3)LAURA 4)THE CROWDED SKY 5)THE FEARMAKERS 6)HARDCORE 7)THE BIG HEAT 8)JOURNEY INTO FEAR 9)HOT CARS 10)VIOLENT SATURDAY

SEVEN FAV ACTORS & DIRECTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)TOM COURTENAY
6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)CHARLES BRONSON
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER 2)JACQUES TOURNEAR 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)STEVEN SPIELBERG 7)JOHN LANDIS

Popular This Month

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Take a Wild Swing at Dana Andrews Cinema

Blogs of Interest

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE