Monday, October 26, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Farewell to the King


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

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DATE VIEWED: 10/26/2015


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hours 54 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3202.8 miles

SYNOPSIS: A World War II deserter becomes head of an aboriginal tribe, and eventually helps the allies combat the Japanese.   

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Every man is an island.  Isolation and a change of scenery will change your outlook and expectations of life.  

PROS AND CONS: Not a great film.  A mediocre film with a large budget.  Fun to watch and the plot is actually interesting near the end, but the acting tends to sink this ship before the first hour is up.  

The location shooting is lavish as is the camera work and the musical score, but the characterizations leave a lot to be desired.

What appears to be rather simplistic ‘jungle people overcome evil empire’ (sort of like Avatar) actually turns into a story about the rejection of violence and the power of reason and compassion.  So in that vein, it is a feel good movie by the end.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

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.