Monday, July 22, 2013

The Shadow (1994) Review

  This past weekend I had a chance to watch any random movie. It was brought to my attention that my wife to be had not seen The Shadow starring Alec Baldwin. So after finding this out it was necessary for us to watch it as soon as possible.

  The Shadow (1994) is based in 1930's New York City. It's about Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) also known as The Shadow who is pitted against his arch nemesis Shiwan Khan (Jone Lone). Shiwan wants to take over the world, so he has an atomic bomb built to hold the city as ransom. The Shadow has the power to cloud the minds of men, which allows him to become invisible accept for his shadow.

  This is one of those fun 90's movies based on old pulp-fiction and radio drama series. This might be coming from nostalgia but The Shadow was one of my favorite characters Alec Baldwin has played. When I was a kid I used to beg my dad to rent it over and over again when it came out on video.

  The Shadow is pretty much a typical 90's comic book type movie. It's fun but you still run into some campy lines that seemed epic back then. Overall you have to go into watching The Shadow thinking you want to have fun with it. The closest to the modern day equivalent would probably be The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen, if The Green Hornet took itself more seriously. I'm sure my score comes from nostalgia, but I give it a 4 out of 5.

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