I went to film school for four months at a college where they shot parts of City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold.
A perfect little movie that I would recommend to anyone. Unless it's New Year's Eve and you haven't kissed anyone in 10 months because of a pandemic and the movie serves as a reminder that you've been in love three times in your life and each time you really and truly blew it. In that case, I would not recommend watching it. This is a purely hypothetical situation, no further questions.
Maybe it was contemporary for the time but the score for this is psychotic. Every musical sting feels like it's lifted straight out of The Apple Dumpling Gang. A lot of trombones, you know? That and the ending are about the only things that don't hold up by modern standards though.
First time seeing Lee Marvin in anything and I fully get why he's a point of cultural reference - it might be absolute "man's man" bullshit, but he's got…
There’s an absolute buck wild interview with Graham Yost about the making of this movie where he says:
• The elevator scene was inspired by “Perseus [defeating] Medusa with the shield” (?)
• Originally the bus was only going 20 miles per hour, because “that’s as fast as a human being can run” (??)
• The first two choices for the Keanu role were Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks (???)
• The first two choices for the Sandra Bullock role…
“And we got rid of that one mean judge and the government never did anything bad ever again.”
Truly hated this dewey-eyed piece of Liberal Boomer propaganda. Poorly acted (Baron Cohen, Strong and Redmayne ESPECIALLY), atrociously shot, a tonal mess. I can’t believe Aaron Sorkin reuses dialog from 20+ year old movies and television shows and we nominate him for awards.
What a year to have to indulge this shit!