Figured it would have to be a quality movie with Hopkins in it,No Good said:
almost none of those reviewers seem to know or take into account that this is a TRUE story based on the life of one of the great pioneers of motorcycle racing. those pansy ass pencil jockeys aren't even fit to say this mans name.No Good said:
What a ***....Kiwi filmmaker Roger Donaldson follows up his intensely impersonal The Recruit with the intensely personal The World's Fastest Indian, a fictionalization of a documentary he shot some thirty years ago about dotty old coot Burt Munro, who in 1967 set a land speed record for motorcycles under 1000ccs on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. Funny how the results of both are sanded down almost beyond recognition: so baptized are they in the scouring attentions of high-grade clichés that they're inhumanly frictionless. See Burt (Anthony Hopkins) dodder around his shack in Invercargill, deliver long, rambling monologues and homey homilies like "if you don't follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable" to whoever will listen, and rebuke that he's no "POME" to repeated Yankee inquiries as to whether or not he's British. (Here I am thinking that "POME" (Prisoners of Mother England) referred to Australians--the one thing I learned over the course of the picture's interminable, 127-minute runtime.) It's the kind of movie where a lovable--maybe even magical--old imp lightens the life of every lost soul he meets, including a transvestite, a crotchety sea captain, a beatific little boy (think "Finding Geezerland"), and a pair of randy old birds. His charm knows no boundaries--and the universal adoration lavished upon him within the film is bound to dupe certain segments of the audience like a spit-soaked laugh-track that can only "awww." The World's Fastest Indian aims to make old people huggable and mythological while Hopkins drones on incessantly to extras trying to look interested, to inanimate objects, and most of all to himself. No mystery why Hopkins climbed on board, the only mystery is why anyone else did.
no, he said this movie is a fictionalzation of a documentry. in other words a "hollywood version" of the real events. he's still a ***. i'm just hoping that hollywood pays attention to the gate on this flick. with the HUGE interest in motorcycles and choppers these days i'm really very suprised that hollywood in general is dragging it's feet when it come to exploiting this trend. i think (hope) this movie is only the beginning.Anthem said:No kidding, I got it off of Rottentomatos. And am I reading it wrong? Did he say it was a fictional documentary? WTF?
I read some of his other reviews on movies, he sounds like an artsy fartsy ***.
Tman said:Gotta be a good flick, they are playing The Cult in the trailor!