#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project’s foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.
Plot: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project’s foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.
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Oh, you’re right. The devil has come to Tsavo. Look at me, I am the devil.
The Ghost and the Darkness is directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by William Goldman. It stars Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani, Bernard Hill, Brian McCardie and Emily Mortimer. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.
Tsavo, Kenya and a bridge engineer teams up with an experienced professional hunter to hunt for two lions that have been attacking local construction workers.
As is often the case, one should seek out the real stories that are involved in this retelling of the real instances involving the Tsavo Lions
The story itself is awash with mysticism, the lions (Ghost and Darkness) act as some sort of supernatural beings, who we are told are offing the native folk purely for pleasure. There’s an odd juxtaposition with this, in that in the midst of colonialism and macho posturing, the hunters of felines are forgivable because they are defenders of mankind – even though we know that man hunts the great feline beasts for fun regardless of this particular situation.
Various stereotypes fil out the screenplay, though not as to be insulting, but you feel that the pic as first envisaged would have had more to say on political frontage and period turmoil. It basically all ends up as a creature feature, two great white hunters facing town the monstrous enemy as their very lives become perilous by the hour.
The attack sequences are nicely staged, wonderfully primal in fact, ensuring that what the pic lacks in intelligent narrative worth it makes up for with thrills and genuine nervy suspense. So with Zsigmond providing some lovely African postcard lensing, and Goldsmith adding music that powerfully bounces around the locales, the tech credits are ensuring our eyes and ears are suitably stoked.
One key character’s story arc is stupidly given short shrift, annoyingly so and coming off like someone ran out of time to either write or perform something else, and the uneven feel to it all tends to gnaw away at the enjoyment factor. Yet in spite of the flaws and unfulfilled promise there’s a nice old fashioned feel to it, something that seems to have engaged the movie loving public more than it does the pro critics. Interesting that. 6.5/10
I loved this movie when I got to see it when it was first released.
Based on a true story (in fact the only part that was made up for is the lions’ den scene), this movie breathes Africa due to the incredible cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond. Africa is as bright and as amazing in this film as it is in person. There is no CGI, only real, trained lions and real effects.
Set during the European colonialisation of Africa, we focus on the British need to complete a railway bridge across a small river which is complicated by 2 lions who seem to hunt for fun, not just food.
Even now, 25 years after it was made I still love this movie. And even knowing its plot by heart, I still clench a little and hold my breath a bit – the tension during the climatic scenes is that good.
All of the leads give good performances, but Michael Douglas is the stand out with his grizzled big-game hunter persona mixed with the “action-man” persona that he honed in his 1980s films like Romancing the Stone.
The only part that falls short is the underwhelming score by Goldsmith which just reeks of missed opportunities – there is no real leitmotifs or even hints of adventure or Africa.
But that aside, this is a great movie looking into an incredible story in one of lesser known parts of the massive African continent.
This is a movie who’s story stays with you, much like Africa itself does.
I love this movie.
A success in originality, story telling, and terror.
The Ghost and the Darkness is an excellent film. It has the ingredients of a landmark movie. The story is based on fact. There was a bridge being built in Tsavo in 1898. There were two man-eating lions there who killed 130 people for no reason. And I believe there was something more behind the intentions of these lions. Evil can and does exist anywhere. Undoubtedly in humans, and, probably more than we’ll ever know, in animals. The Ghost and the Darkness is a reminder how vulnerable we are to nature’s fury, and that we should never under-estimate the potential of any animal.
In closing, I’ll say that this movie is perfectly directed, superbly scored, and beautifully filmed, and to the adventurous and open-minded viewer, a movie with lasting satisfying and chilling effects.
The Ghost and the Darkness
I have heard some people say that this movie is a remake of Jaws. The only way this movie even comes close to Jaws is that it is an animal that is killing people. Other than that this movie is in no relation to Jaws. The story it’s self is amazing, and true! I read the book written by James Patterson on his adventures in Africa. And except for Remington killing the first lion, and the lions having manes, the movie is very close to what really happened. I find this movie one of the most exciting and memorable movies I have ever seen. I first watched when I was about 10 years old, and I never forgot a second of it. In conclusion, I see this movie as Val Kilmer’s best work and one of the best thriller movies ever. It is my favorite movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Director Stephen Hopkins
Writer William Goldman
Actors Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani
Country Germany, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.09 : 1 (DVD), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Video Lab, Johannesburg, South Africa (processing)
Film Length 3,011 m (Sweden), 3,056 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm