Monday, April 10, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Down Periscope


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/10/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 33 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6538.8 miles

SYNOPSIS: An eccentric navy officer is tasked with infiltrating a naval base with an antiquated WWII submarine.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The classic rehashed naval comedy farce where military rules and etiquette are thrown out the window.

PROS AND CONS:  Not as bad a film as I had supposed when I was given this to watch.  The production value of the work is actually quite high and it is entertaining to watch.  

But, since I am stickler for reality, while the film looks good, it is a farce and fantasy regarding the ways that the actual military work.  

While it is fun to see Rip Torn and Bruce Dern go at it as competing admirals, Rob Schneider's turn as the XO of the submarine got to be a little hard to take.  


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.