Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone

The Movie

DVD - 2007
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Four separate stories that take place in a mysterious fifth dimension of imagination.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 24, 2017

So - Reasonably speaking - What calibre of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy film could a movie fan possibly be expected to demand from the combined efforts and talents of 4 of Hollywood's top movie directors of the 1980's?

The 4 'Big Boys' that I'm referring to here are - John Landis, Joe Dante, George Miller, and, of course, none other than - Steven Spielberg, himself, the wunderkind.

Well - Considering the 'so-called' movie-making talent that's involved here, I'd certainly expect Twilight Zone: The Movie (TZTM) to be nothing less than Stupendous - Colossal - A monumental flick that's well worth a 5-star rating, for sure.

But - Unfortunately the reality of these combined directorial efforts speaks otherwise. TZTM is, without question, a dismally limp flop-er-oo. This is the type of flick that one would expect to see coming from some B-Movie Amateurs. It, literally, disgraces the phenomenally popular TV Series - The Twilight Zone - of the 60's, to which this flick is supposedly paying homage.

Of these 4 episode remakes - It is Spielberg's 'Kick the Can' instalment that singularly stinks like soiled diapers. 'Kick The Can' has got to be one of the ultimately suckiest pieces of sentimental drivel that you could possibly imagine. Spielberg's offering is an utter embarrassment to the entire profession of movie making.

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lukasevansherman
Feb 15, 2014

A 4-part big screen adaptation of Rod Serling's popular and influential TV show. The first segment is directed by John Landis ("Trading Places") and is about a bigot (Vic Morrow) getting his comeuppance. Incidentally, Morrow and two others were killed in a helicopter accident on the set. Segment two is the weakest and most sentimental and was directed by Spielberg. Scatman Crothers ("The Shining") plays the "magical black man" role. Segment three is the looniest (in a good way) and was directed by Joe Dante ("Gremlins"). It concludes with an update of the famous gremlin on the wing story, with John Lithgow as a hysterical passenger who sees a monster that no one else does. George Miller ("Road Warrior") directs. As with most anthology films, it's uneven, but brings together good directors and actors and is enjoyable both for fans of the original series and fans of sci-fi.

aaa5756 Dec 31, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

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