Wild Wild West
It's a whole new west.
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 8, 2009
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Full Arsenal of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
- Will Smith and Enrique Iglesias Music Videos
- Director Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dual Layer
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Will Smith & Kevin Kline|
|Performer:||Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, Ted Levine & M. Emmet Walsh|
|Directed by||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Edited by||Jim Miller & Jim Miller|
|Screenwriting by||S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Produced by||Jon Peters & Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Director of Photography:||Michael Ballhaus & Stefan Czapsky|
Rating: 2/5 -- The script is remorselessly smutty, the one-liners are below average and the giant mechanical spider climax endlessly drawn out, but the wildly inventive gizmos give entertainment value and draw a shield over the numerous flaws. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- A hundred or so minutes of missable anti-entertainment. Full Review
For pure summer escapism, you could do far worse.
The Curse of the Recycled TV Series strikes again as director Barry Sonnenfeld manages to transform a mildly amusing mid-'60s TV show into a bloated big-screen bore.
Unfortunately, Smith's abundant charm is squandered by making him play second fiddle to a bunch of dumb machines that look like rejected maquettes from a Star Wars brainstorming session. Full Review
The result? A cautionary tale about boys and their toys and what happens when a star, Will Smith, and a director, Barry Sonnenfeld, are given way too much money to play with. Full Review
The movie is exhausting, utterly without feeling, and pointless -- though Smith looks great in his Western outfit. Full Review
Barry Sonnenfeld is reunited with his MEN IN BLACK star Will Smith in this gadget-soaked romp based (loosely) on the 1960s television show. WILD WILD WEST supplies many impressive visuals (thanks to brilliant production designer Bo Welch) and some hearty laughs. Will Smith is James West, a Civil War hero and U.S. marshal inclined to shoot first and ask questions later. His partner is the wacky inventor and pseudointellectual Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline). The team is created when the world's leading scientists are kidnapped by a diabolical madman named Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh), and President Ulysses S. Grant (also played by Kevin Kline) wants his two best men on the job. Loveless's machines have the creepy fun feeling of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Welch again)--many of them have a spider motif--and Artemus Gordon rivals him with his own fun inventions. An odd but enjoyable blend of science fiction and old-school Western, WILD WILD WEST is packed with cool images and slick action sequences.
Based (loosely) on the 1960s Robert Conrad television vehicle, WILD WILD WEST is a classic buddy film: One man relies solely on his guns (or fists), while the other relies on intellect. James West (Will Smith) is a man of action, a Civil War hero, a ladies' man. Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline) is a wacky inventor and master of disguise. President Ulysses S. Grant (also played by Kevin Kline, in a dual performance) forces the two to team up to save the world's leading scientists, who have been kidnapped by evil madman Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh).
- Despite the film's period setting, when President Grant is pounding in the railroad spike there is a clear shot of the U.S. flag in the background. The flag has all 50 stars on it.