“Woody, you’re a great cartoonist, and you’re a great comic book writer – but you’re a lousy bird.” – Harry
Number of Times Seen – 3-5 times (Cable in the 80’s and 18 Jan 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A comic strip artist living in Paris gets involved in international espionage when a Russian agent wishes to defect.
My Take on it – I can’t believe that I recalled liking this movie back when I was a kid.
The premise is pretty silly and the dialogue is even worse.
Not quite sure why Disney even tried to get into the superhero movie business with this film.
It spends too much time trying to be a clever cloak and dagger film, but just gets sillier and sillier as it goes along.
If they really wanted it to be about a superhero, they should have utilized the costume more instead of just leaving it as a code name discussed excessively in order to try and scare the Russians
Bottom Line – Terrible attempt by Disney to make a superhero movie that spoofs the real thing. The cloak and dagger stuff was plain silly and the superhero aspect was underused and instead was just talked about.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In one scene, Barbara Carrera’s character is terrorized by Oliver Reed’s. A perfectionist, Oliver felt that Barbara’s acting was wooden and not fully projecting the true fear her character would be feeling at that moment. Frustrated with her, he actually opened the door of the helicopter they were in and threatened to throw her out. The fear on her face is real. Getting the shot needed, Oliver shoves her back and then relaxes with a slight smile. In anger, Barbara actually elbows him painfully, which you can see in Oliver’s face. But not wishing to sour the scene, he takes the punch, though his displeasure is plain on his face. (This little fight is in the film during the escape attempt from the ski lodge.) (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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