The Blues Brothers (1980)
USA / English
"They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God. "Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Wild "musical comedy" offers long-lasting fun and excitement.
What an impressive following this large movie is recently having! It
would've been just another cult classic to begin with! THE BLUES BROTHERS
easily the best film collaboration with Dan ("Dry White Toast") Aykroyd,
John ("4 Fried Chickens & A Coke") Belushi. While it gets too overly
far-fetched with the action plot, there is reason to sit back and chow
on the comical hilarity and nonsense thrills that only John Landis can
master perfectly into a comedy.
This is such a big deal after all because it offers a walloping
of soul tunes, car chases, special effects, and crazy characters like
assassin Carrie Fisher and Nazi leader Henry Gibson. Put everything else
together and you have one of the wildest experiences ever. If you want to
know why it's so wild, the supporting cast of dancers, prison inmates, and
law enforcers really shows that the movie itself is very hard at work! The
music was supposed to be the main attraction in the first place, with
real-life singers James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Cab
Calloway. They add to the theme of this "bluesy" movie with their own
of performing familiar tunes. The real stars are Aykroyd and Belushi who
be both funny and talented on and off the stage. Probably the duo's
best performance is the singing numbers. But after the singing, we await
sudden amazement of car crashes and smashes that make up the excitement,
with the largest impact ever since the 1974 cult classic GONE IN 60
It certainly has "Made In Chicago" stamped all over this picture! There
tons of entertaining moments that never go blind. Just sit back and watch
all go boom!
Aykroyd and Belushi would have fared well in GHOSTBUSTERS had there been
more movies produced, but this remains to be THE comedy classic for the
SNL pair. DVD owners must not miss this one as it makes a valuable
to your library. It's not really the masterpiece of a genius, but it is a
good-natured effort in using different film genres in one complete
Definitely recommended for Landis lovers out there.
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