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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 February 2016
Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West is a film that I have avoided for over 15 years. I have no frame of reference with the source materials, but even though I'm a big Westerns fan, it wasn't this, or the critical pounding it got on release, that kept me away. It was the original trailers for it, it just looked like a garbled over budgeted mess - which it kinda is.

However, that's not to say there isn't fun to be had, because for all its many failings (poor effects, poor script, waste of a strong cast, superficiality), there is some verve and swagger, excitement, Will Smith's likability and some splendid gadgets. Having very low expectations no doubt helped me out, but I would hardly call this a 1/10 type of film. I say chill out with a beer, turn the home cinema speakers up and just roll with it, because thinking about it too deeply could possibly make you angry... 5/10
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on 18 October 2000
Oh dear, oh dear - could it be that, yet again, the closeted community of film critics has missed the point entirely? Fulminous rumblings about historical innaccuracy are magnificently irrelevant when applied to this film, which seems not so much a Western or a straightforward action movie as an earnest attempt to create the first true 'steampunk' film. For those who don't know, or simply don't care, about science fiction (and shame upon you, you staid stay-at-homes), 'steampunk' is a label popularly applied to recent works of fiction that take the essence of 'cyberpunk' (outlandish hi-tech, meganational companies and conspiracies, and hard-as-nails streetwise lead characters) and transplant it into the latter half of the nineteenth century. It's often a joy to see how 'steampunk' writers rise to the challenge of rebuilding (or is that prebuilding?) technology that we take for granted today with the science and resources available a century ago. 'Wild Wild West' satisfies. The trick of using Leonardo daVinci's sketches is an old one, but a particular delight is the scene in which Artemus Gordon makes literal use of the old adage that a dead man's retinas will retain the last image he sees. And if you were expecting the plot to be given to you on a plate, why didn't you buy one of the swathes of dreary romantic comedies or monotonous 'hi-octane' thrillers that pollute the shelves of your local video store? 'Wild Wild West' is for thinkers, dreamers, and above all those who can appreciate a little imagination.
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on 23 September 2013
This film delivers on all fronts, comedy, action with a little sauce on the side. A film that I watch more than once.
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on 25 May 2016
I loved this film! It's supposed to be escapist entertainment and it does this in glorious Technicolor. Light hearted, easy, relaxing and fun. Critics can put on their dark and edgy imports and leave this one to those of us with a more demanding real life.
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on 29 August 2000
Wild Wild West despite being a highly slated film by critics it is an action - packed witty and charming movie. Kevin Kliine and Will Smith are hilarious. Kenneth Brangh co-stars as the baddie who has lost both of legs in a freak accident so he builds lots of things to do with legs for himself. I would buy this video, if only I diden't have it on DVD. It kind of is trying to spoof westerns in a way. The acting is good.
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on 3 May 2013
I ordered this as i had never seen the film before, the DVD came quickly, worked fine, the film was what i expected, although i enjoyed it much more than i thought i would. It feels so 90's blockbuster!
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on 27 June 2000
If you couldn't give a damn about accuracy and just want to watch a film for a good laugh, this is the one for you. Packed to the brim with wacky inventions and stupid ideas this film is one of the greatest i have seen in a good number of years
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on 8 March 2013
If you are into westerns with a touch of fun and gadgets then this film has all of that. i bought it because i do 3D modelling and there is plenty from ILM.
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on 18 May 2016
It's a cheap thrill, but it's entertaining and genuinely funny. Good Sunday afternoon movie to watch - but don't expect to have your mind blown with it.
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on 13 August 2013
Mint Disc, Great Case, Mint Cover, Well Played, Nothing entirely wrong with this DVD, Reason for buying it cos i loved this Film/Series/Show.
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