A witty, clever, anachronistic romp through the post-Civil War West, Wild Wild West showcases many exceptional talents. Many people complain that the movie is a "lame, bloated blockbuster", but I have to disagree. I've never seen the original TV series, and maybe I'd have a more informed opinion if I had, but I immensely liked what I saw. I had never known Kenneth Brannagh was English until I saw him in the second Harry Potter, but I thought he did a wonderful job as Dr. Loveless. Will Smith was both funny and dedicated as Capt. West. I've only ever seen Kevin Kline in <more>
this movie, but I thought he did a fine job, too. Salma Hayek is, as ever, a perfectly good reason to watch this movie. If you like nothing else about Wild Wild West, you'll like her. I know President Grant was never that good of a leader, but when your movie has a giant, mechanical spider, historical accuracy doesn't really come into play. I liked everything about it; I don't what else to say. The cinematography, the story, the gadgets, the comedy, it's all good.
This movie is one of my favorites. I have my own copy of this movie. I have watched it several times and it is a very entertaining action/comedy/fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you have not seen it, I recommend seeing it. Don't watch the broadcast version because they edit out some of the scenes and details that make this movie great and flow.This movie version adds it's own style and favor to the concept originated in the TV series and can stand on its own merit. The story and dialog is clever, well written and flows well.The chemistry between Will Smith , Kevin Cline, and <more>
Kenneth Branaugh was good. In fact the entire casting was well selected and the interaction worked. I liked the fake Victorian hi tech gadgets such as the steam powered wheelchair used by Dr. Loveless, the internal combustion powered bicycle, the custom train coach with all of it's gadgets, the bicycle flying machine, the tank, Dr. Loveless'weapon of mass destruction, Artemis Gordon's spur powered grinding machine and his numerous other inventions and disguises, to name a few. Costumes, makeup, and sets were excellent.
First off, understand that anyone who hates this movie is mean and can't have fun. There is nothing wrong with something that's popular. I don't like hearing about how people make careers out of making fun of things that other people like whether it's Will Smith, Ricky Martin, or some other band or movie that a large group of people like. "Wild Wild West" is a fun movie. It has everything an outgoing person could want, action, comedy, great cotumes, sets, special effects, and a good story. The original Jim West was white, but the movie pulled off having a black Jim <more>
West. They also put an interesting story behind him since black people weren't respected by stupid white people back in the 1800's. I happen to be a big fan of Will Smith, so of course he was just as great in this movie as he was in "Independance Day," "Men in Black," or "Bad Boys." Kevin Kline as Artemus Gordon was equally good. He was really funny. He and Smith made a great duo. They had great one liners together. I was mad that I was mad that I and a few other people were the only people laughing in the theater full of leeches. I really have to give credit to Kenneth Branaugh for his performance as Dr. Arliss Loveless. I knew him as a serious actor, and this is the first comical thing he's done. He's the third best villain of this year next to Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace," and Agent Smith in "The Matrix." The scenes of action were exiting.I wish there were more shootouts, but John Woo didn't direct this. NOT A FORM OF CRITICISM I also liked the fight scenes where Will Smith beats up a bunch of guys in a warehouse, saloon, and inside the giant mechanical tarantuala. Anyways, I liked this movie. It was worth it.
Why does nobody seem to like this film?!? (by aerochickie)
I was amazed to read all the negative comments regarding this movie. I loved it! I found it funny, witty and overall very well done. Will Smith is excellent in the part of Jim West, the trigger-happy smart talking cowboy, as is Kevin Kline in the part of Artemis Gordon, the genius master of disguise. But the man who really steals the show is Kenneth Branagh in the part of the evil mastermind Dr. Loveless. He creates humour in the role of the cold-blooded criminal, as well as keeping the character's part as a 'southern gentleman'. The word-play between Loveless and West is <more>
fabulous, and the friendship that grows between West and Gordon is developed nicely. The only problem I really have with this film is Selma Hayek's character. It's like the directors were thinking, 'hey, we need a chick in this film, you know, so we have, like, sexual tension and stuff.' and had her written in. She just doesn't seem to fit that well. Overall, this movie gets a 9 out of 10 from me and I advise you to watch it.
I've seen this movie so many times to think that I would get tired of it and so far I haven't. The more I watch it the more I keep thinking why it had a bad wrap. I can't think of anything but Will Smith playing Jim West. Which was a white character in the original TV show Not being racist or anything but they should at least be true to the TV show. Something that been a problem lately with TV show movies. But other then its extremeily untrue to the show I liked it because it was enjoyable to watch. I mean I do like the type of movies that are just made to have fun Lake PLacid, <more>
Deep Blue Sea, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, etc And this movie was one of them. I will admit that this movie did have some problems. The first thing was the racial marks that were made a bunch of times. That was getting old, even though the scene with Smith and that Loveless guy making fun of themselves was pretty funny. The other problem was some of the one liners in the movie. Like: "That's it, no more mister knife guy" and "I learned that from a China man." Those lines should've been off the script but they took the chance to keep them. Another thing that I didn't like about the movie was having Salma Haleck being in the film where she had no purpose in the film but to show her cute little butt in the movie. But if u ignore these flaws, you got a very enjoyable movie. Will Smith and Kevin Kline work very well as with Kenneth Branngh as the evil Dr. Arliss Loveless, which I like to add is in my list of best villains. Number one is Jeremy Irons from Die Hard With a Vengence. Kevin Kline also does a good job playing President Grant, originally offered to Robert Conrad but put it down since he too didn't like what they were doing to the movie.Some of the fight scenes weren't bad either and that 80 foot spider scene was awesome. Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of Men in Black and Addams Family, does a good job making this movie into some kind of super hero movie. He also did a good job making the comedy scenes real funny. I mean that touch my breast scene was just too much. I've read some magazines where they said this movie was the worst of 1999. I tell u what I've seen alot worst then this. Example: Blair Witch, Life totally unfunny The Mod Squad, Galaxy Quest etc.I give this movie a 9 out of 10
I thought "WWW" was a fun and breezy 2 hours worth of entertainment. I know the critics hated it and so did some audiences, but I don't see why; Will Smith is as likable as ever, the special effects are cool and imaginative, and there is plenty of fun gadgets.Barry Sonnenfield's movies always have that neat and unique look to them, his movies are almost immediatly recongnizable. "WWW" has the same "look" as Men In Black.Every great "bad guy" has to have a unique and original systematic way of killing off their enemies. "WWW"'s <more>
villain has one of the coolest methods I have seen in years although it isn't that logically done. I mean,of course, the way West and Gordon can outrun a blade that is going fast enough to chop down trees or anything in it's way .Anywhoo, "Wild Wild West" is a very good movie, Although it didn't seem to appeal to everyone. Oh yeah, that giant spider was pretty neat too although it is COMPLETELY impractical .
Wow, there are a lot of bad votes for this movie here. I thought it was great. It's a Will Smith / Barry Sonnenfeld movie. You can't take it seriously. The humor is perfectly subtle and dry at times, and over the top at others. The storyline is only there to give opportunities for the jokes.If you want a serious western, try The Magnificent Seven or the original, 7 Samurai , Hombre, or some other classic. If you want a light-hearted evening, rent this. Probably don't buy it, but rent it.For some reason it says that my review has to be more than 10 lines, so I'm throwing this <more>
in to make it work. Really a review for a movie like this doesn't need to be this long, but I guess I'll just comply.
for some reason this movie has a pretty low rating on this site 4.1/10 .i thought was very good.it's funny,exciting and action packed.there's also a fair amount of suspense and lots of irony.Will Smith and Kevin Kline really work well off each other.i thought they balanced the sci-fi and western elements very well.i liked the villain.i thought he was very menacing and cruel.and he also had a twisted,but funny sense of humour.for some reason,this movie didn't do very well at the box office,which mystifies me.it is pretty light in tone and is sometimes played for laughs and <more>
sometimes it's played straight,and for me,it works.my vote for Wild Wild West:4/5
As a fan of the television show, I went to see this film with high expectations. I had read the reviews, but often disagree. The movie was fun. O.K., I had to suspend belief a couple of times, but that was true with the series as well. The theater was full. There were many laughs and a couple of outright cheers. I don't know what the critics were expecting, but at least one theater full of people enjoyed the movie.