Manchurian Candidate

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By Justice (Justice) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:32 am: Edit

What did you think?

By Vancat (Vancat) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:11 pm: Edit

Can't even compare to the original. Not even close. At all.

By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit

i was very unimpressed. the movie was way too slow.

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 02:41 pm: Edit

Good, but the original was much better.


The producers didn't have the guts to go through with a pessimistic ending. The original ending (ie. Shaw kills 'self) was much better, but the producers didn't want to see Denzel die. Plus, I wish they would have had Manchurian global stay active- like maybe reveal they were controlling the President...or something similar and not the coward "2 good guys somehow bring down the most powerful corp in the world" ending. Meryl Streep did an excellent job, creepier than Lansbury...Mrs. Shaw is such an awesome character. Shrieber did well too, another freaky guy. I like the brainwashing scene from the original better, though.

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit

I did not like it. It was boring, far fetched, and some of it seemed irrelevent or I just did not get it. Like who were those arab women with writing on their faces?

By Vancat (Vancat) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 03:11 pm: Edit

have you seen the original? MUCH better, MUCH darker,

By Mudbutt (Mudbutt) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit

Angela Lansbury scared the •••• out of me in the Frankenheimer version.

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