Monday, March 16, 2015

Cinema Cycle - So I Married An Axe Murderer


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE VIEWED: 03/16/2015


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 34 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 1306.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: A well-to-do young Scottish San Francisco man falls in love with a beautiful woman that he comes to believe killed her previous boyfriends.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: To be young, cocky and extremely witty, while having eccentric parents and enough money to live very well in San Francisco.  When he was younger, Mike Meyers was hilarious.

PROS AND CONS: A better film than I thought it would be.  This film is like a Saturday Night Live sketch on steroids, with Mr. Meyer unleashed to do his bit for 90 minutes.  And he does his bit very well.  

You watch this movie more to see Mike Meyers than actually pay attention to the plot and the character development.  One of the elements that really moved this film along was the soundtrack.  The music in the film is direct from the early 1990s and dare I say it? … almost made me somewhat nostalgic for the heady days of my early 40s.  

There are parts to the film that don’t work well, and some scenes are a bit awkward, but overall it is a funny film to watch.  Much of the direction and camera work is panning and dolly work, some of it rather elaborate, which give the viewer that floating spirit feels as the viewer moves around the room listening and watching the actors.  The opening credit scene is a good example of this.  

The only really odd thing that was lacking in the film was exactly who Mike Meyer’s character was.  I mean, he appeared to have no job, but lived a lavish lifestyle in San Francisco.  A lifestyle that would have easily cost him a $1,000 a day.  So in that regard, this film is a bit of a fantasy-romantic comedy.  

To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.