Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)

Notes: 3/15/11
Sergio Leone certainly makes this film look like the epic it's trying to be.
So the movie is two hours of swords, bondage, and betrayal and then...Earthquake!!!
Wow, I just realized that Lea Massari was Anna in L'Avventura. I knew she looked familiar.
The sets are pretty cool, especially the The Colossus statue.
If the script and most of the plot had been removed, the movie would be so much better.

Review: C-
Early Sergio Leone epic has some impressive sets, particularly when they're being destroyed by an earthquake. Film offers little else in terms of real entertainment. Too much sword and sandal seriousness offers little more than wooden dramatic flourishes.

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