Wild Wild West
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Rotten: A film where the concept came first and the script -- and everything else -- seems to have finished a poor second.
- Andrew Collins, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: ...has style to spare, a few laughs and some imaginative touches. Also like 'Avengers' it has stars who look like they'd rather be somewhere else, a lack of verve and a script that takes the long road to nowhere.
- James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wild Wild West is a very poorly executed action film. Barry Sonnenfeld only has one good film under his belt (Men in Black) and the rest are garbage, but Wild Wild West takes the cake as his worst yet. I've seen such an awful film. This film is so poorly crafted, that you wonder how this ever got the go ahead. Everything about this film is terrible. The acting, the story and directing. Sonnenfeld really isn't a good director, and he's made more bad films than good one. Wild Wild West is a strained film that tries too hard at delivering something to the audience. The only problem is, is that this film bores the viewer to death. I remember watching this film and it was very boring. The film is pure crap. What's surprising is the amount of good actors in this film, Ted Levine, Kenneth Branagh for one have impressive resumes. I wonder why these established and talented actors decided to star in this awful mess. This film insults the Western films of old, and makes a mockery of the genre. Maybe with a better script this film could've worked. It's like Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, no one thought that it would be good, but guess what? It was. This could have been a top notch action film with a different director and of course script, but scriptwriters to capture what was fun about the original Westerns of the 60's, and above all the TV show it was based on. This film is a waste of time, and an awful action film from a not so good director.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Sunday, September 4, 2011
I used to love this movie when it came out and I still do. In film history, it stands as the most outrageous and flat out weird western to ever be made. It blends sci-fi/fantasy and Barry Sonnenfeld's weird sense of style in a way that probably no one was expecting. The spider machine of doom and Dr. Loveless are truly unforgettable. Kenneth Branagh's amazingly over-the-top performance is probably one of the greatest 90s villains of all time. Not only was he diabolical in a way that most can only dream, but he was also a true southern gentlemen. Bloodbath McGrath and Kevin Kline's tranny escapades are also staples of the time in movies where you could reach for the stars. Will Smith was strange because he wasn't of the time period at all, it was as if he was transported there by aliens and left to survive. You will truly never experience anything like it again. In terms of visuals, Wild Wild West is undeniably cool. Even people that hated the movie can't deny that it looked really good. Now I just don't think most people were ready for this sort of movie back when it came out and maybe still aren't. However, for the crowd that does get it, this is a true classic and one unique western.
- ythelastman89, Sunday, May 29, 2011