#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman’s house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems.
Plot: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
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Quite enjoyable but lacking few really good touches and it is certainly far from being a match for the Coen’s best work or the original
Marva Munson is a religious woman in the Deep South who has a room to rent and a large character. She takes in the rather eccentric and rather charming gentleman Professor G.H. Dorr, who asks if he may use her basement for his musical ensemble to practice. However Dorr’s real plan is to tunnel out of the basement and into the underground money store of a nearby casino.
However, the plan doesn’t go exactly to plan and the one thing Dorr hasn’t accounted for is a little old lady discovering what’s really going on.
Having spent last Saturday afternoon in the company of the original (very good if not a classic) I decided to spend part of this Saturday in a cinema with the remake. The plot is pretty much the same as the original, with only the characters and the specifics of the job changing; in terms of concept, some plot details and even some scene set ups it hasn’t changed that much and I quite enjoyed seeing elements I recognised. The film is quite fun on its own terms but it is not great and it becomes rather frustrating to not only compare it to the original but to also have in mind that this is a film from the Coen brothers. I say this because, aside from Dorr himself, the film lacked their usual assured wit and eye for character.
Dorr is a fine character in the mould of the original but the rest of the characters are really lacking. How many Coen films have the characters been more important than anything else? Here we have characters with the usual ‘things’ about them, but here these ‘things’ are really lazy and obvious like someone was trying to ape the Coens. So MacSam becomes a lazy ‘mo-fo’ talking black character, The General is a quiet, calm Oriental and Pancake’s twist is that he has IBS practically giving us fart jokes, in a Coen brothers movie!
These secondary characters deliver very little whereas usually the Coens provide much to love in their support. The change to the character of the little old lady is a big mistake too the whole idea is that the lady is not a match for the crooks but overcomes them by accident, here it is apparent from the start that Munson is more than a match for any of them! The cast are pretty mixed and pretty much do what they can with what they are given. For that reason Hanks is great and adds cream to the top of Guinness’ performance in the original he is funny and well worth watching but the film dips when he is offscreen. Hall is very good and it is not her fault that her character is misjudged; she works her facial expressions very well and I enjoyed her even if I longed for a role like the original had. Simmons tries hard but the IBS thing spoils what little he had, Hurst is just a lump (literally) and is annoying rather than funny, Ma is pretty funny because of how he acts but even the whole flip-cigarette-inside-mouth thing is an old joke. And then we come to Wayans. Wayans is not the sort of person I ever thought I’d see in a Coen brothers movie and he just does his usual ‘mo-fo’ ethnic stereotype thing here, he is annoying and his character just smacks of a complete lack of imagination.
The soundtrack is full of good gospel stuff and it makes it feel a lot more lively than the original and this energy does help cover some of its failings but not that well. Overall it is fun and it is worth a look, but if you have seen the original or like the Coens then you will struggle to see past its failings at times. The characters are not as well written as they could have been and it is not as funny as it needed to be (the original wasn’t laugh out loud either, but then it had other strengths that this doesn’t). It has just about enough going for it to be worth watching once but it is both a sub-par Coen brother’s film and a sub-par version of a better film.
Completely unnecessary remake.
I’ve admired some of the Coen’s other movies, and Tom Hanks gives a smooth comic performance here.
That’s about it.
It’s not a very funny movie. It’s not entirely lacking in the Coen’s sort of irony and wit — two of the gangsters constantly at each others’ throats are a jive-talking rastafarian-looking black kid and an older white guy who was a freedom rider. But the humor is driven in with a sledgehammer, what there is of it. While demonstrating how safe it is to handle a kind of explosive, the expert hits it with a hammer and blows his finger off. There follows an argument about whether or not it can be sewn back on like Bobbitt’s penis. The black kid claims it can be although it might “maybe look like a chewed up frankfurter.” In the original the crooks execute a simple but nicely choreographed heist on a city street and involve their old landlady in the retrieval of the money. Here, the crooks tunnel into the vault. Why? Digging tunnels and having accidents (the fuse that stops, then restarts at the wrong moment) are easier to do than figuring out jokes that might take place during a street robbery. And the old landlady is in no way involved in the plan. She stumbles on the gang by accident while the air is filled with fluttering bills. She’s also not old and delicate. She’s in late middle age, energetic, and robust.
Well. Others might enjoy it more than I did, especially if they’re not familiar with the unsurpassable original. I personally am getting awfully tired of remakes. What a dearth of creativity they portend. They are beginning to make parodies of parodies. Shot-for-shot remakes of classics that were in no need of remaking. What next? “Citizen Kane” starring Keanu Reeves in Splendocolor? “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Part Two: The Return of Gold Hat”? “Viagra Comes to Golden Pond”? Another remake of “Reefer Madness”? You see where I’m going with this. The MBAs have taken over the asylum.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), William Rose (movie “The Ladykillers”)
Actors Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons
Awards 6 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, Jacobson Company
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)