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A good movie,
This review is from: The Shadow [DVD]  (DVD)
While leading a dissipated life in Tibet, Lamont Cranston (Played by Alec Baldwin) falls under the influence of an ancient wise man (James Hong) who teaches him how to use an ancient wisdom to fight for good. Returning to the United States, Cranston takes on the role of The Shadow, a nearly magical hero who wages war on the forces of crime. But, things are about to get much harder. Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last descendent of Genghis Khan has a plan to take over the whole world. As Shiwan Khan hash similar powers to his own, only The Shadow can hope to overcome him. [Color, created in 1994, with a running time of 1 hour, 48 minutes.]
After hearing numerous negative comments about this movie, I watched it with some trepidation. However, I must admit that I was quite pleasantly surprised. This movie is stunningly produced, with excellent scenes. The characters are interesting, even if not often believable. The action is quite gripping, but is restrained, thus keeping the movie within a PG-13 rating. With no overt sex, and restrained violence, this movie is very family-friendly. So, if you looking for a good Saturday night movie to watch, then I recommend this movie to you.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2009 17:47:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2009 17:52:07 BDT
James Hong plays the man who gets killed in the very opening sequence by a gunfire NOT Cranston's teacher.
Anyway, it's one of my favorite movies based on comics. It's visual style is brilliant after all. It looks really beautiful and a pleasure to the eyes.
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