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3.0 out of 5 stars Elvis has left the bulding, All 5 of them., 21 Dec. 2003
This review is from: 3000 Miles To Graceland [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
For a start, I think this film was made purely for the lead charcters, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner,to try something different without the prospect of ruining their future careers. The film is at best, entertaining and at worst pretty terrible, but if you can forget Kurt Russells lamentable performance, Courtney Cox living of her looks and a completley haywire and unbelievable plot and script, then you could well enjoy this film.
From first to last it is a strange mix of styles, from the king of unneccesary, gratuitous violence you would asscociate with a late night channel 5 film, to the lame attempts at romance by Cox and Russell. So far you may be wondering why I gave the film 3 stars if I thought it so bad? Well I'll now try to underline the good points of the film, and all though it is not overloaded with them there are a few. Firstly there is Kevin Costners finest piece of acting for a long while. In a lot of his other films, (dances with wolves and JFK spring to mind), the pure power and storyline of the films pull him along and you are left feeling that he was only there to fill in whilst you concentrated on the plot, in 3000 miles to Graceland he is forced to act in order to liven up the merely adaquate script. He is made to skip from his usuall morose boringness to scenes of sudden madness, from pure evil, to grieving friend, and he pulls it off surprisingly well. The supporting cast are only really there to add big names to the cast, with Slater and Woodbine massively underused.
From the completley random opening scene of two computer generated scorpions fighting, to the completley predictable 'happy ever after' ending, this film is strange, yet entertaining, and will entertain die hard fans of the violence and crime genre.
Thankyou for reading.
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