Bizarre sequel that after a perplexing prologue shifts into the kind of cut and paste retread of the original film that you'd expect from a franchise sequel of this time with James Franciscus playing a Taylor clone getting into very similar scrapes as the hero of the original film but halfway through this melds into hallucinatory madness reminiscent of Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner before settling on a shockingly bleak, nihilistic climax which I can't help but wonder whether it came…
Given that I’m a massive defender of Silence I thought I’d vibe far more with this other religious epic of Scorsese’s (HEY MARTY…Kundun…I ain’t seen it!) than I actually did.
Please Marty do not waste your valuable remaining years directing another Jesus film.
Viewed on Blu-ray rented from Cinema Paradiso.
It is very rare these days that I see a hugely budgeted movie that truly looks like it could of cost that much to make. In fact I’m usually left wondering how large the lead Actor’s trailer must have been because I simply can’t imagine where the money went. With the case of George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ however, every penny of it’s $150 million budget is right up there on the screen. It doesn’t look like Miller made…