Tuesday, 28 July 2015

I've Just Seen: Xanadu (1980)

Xanadu (1980)

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Director: Robert Greenwald

I can see why this film has become a cult classic: it is so very bad, yet there is some charm to it. It is harmless rubbish, whose only fault is that it dragged Gene Kelly into its bonkers world. There is really not much to say about this film, other then say that the special effects are hilarious, the plot non-existent, the acting superficial, the costumes very eighties, and the animated sequence head-scratchingly random.

Should you see this? Well, you don't have to: but I did, so you should too. It will make you appreciate well-crafted narrative films. It is not an insult to filmmaking, just quite bamboozling.

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