Peter Sellers was tremendous, but Dr. Strangelove falls flat the way so many satirical pieces from this time do. It just feels like everything is so on the nose while it’s trying to be witty and doesn’t translate to a modern comedic audience.
Arguably the most fantastic dystopia in all of film, but it’s still pretty boring. It’s dark and brooding like a noir flick but doesn’t have the snappy 40s and 50s dialogue. It’s a sci-fi powerhouse, but the androids are indistinguishable from normal people. It has Harrison Ford as a grizzled cop and he’s not nearly as cool as he should be. You can’t deny it is a cinematic marvel, especially for 1982, but it just doesn’t resonate like a Star Wars or Terminator.