Blues Brothers picks up from where we left off in real-time. Unfortunately in the interim we lost the great John Belushi, but John Belushi is not the only friend and member of the team we lost during this time. So we are missing a brother. But John Landis did not shy away from this with a cheap excuse of where Jake was, like doing another stretch in prison. No, we open as before on a prison but this time it is Elwood who is getting out.
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As silly as it sometimes gets, the movie never forgets that its two main characters are quiet, calm, and cool at all times, and lets all its comedy flow from that. Every time I watch this movie, I notice something new, some little aside by one of the members of the band or one of the music legends brought in to cameo, and I fall in love with it all over again. This movie looks terrible in every last way that something can be terrible. First, most obvious and most importantly, the comic engine of the entire enterprise, John Belushi, had been dead for 16 years. That alone should have been enough to scuttle the idea faster than Aykroyd could finish his elevator pitch. Because four Blues Brothers is twice as funny as two, especially if one of them is giggle a little kid! This poster alone positively screams big-budget, lowest-common-denominator filmmaking by committee, exploiting a beloved, known property and turning it into a market-tested, family-friendly monstrosity of the worst kind, and I have avoided the movie like the plague for the entire 14 years since it was released.
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A double risk, then. Watching this film, actually, it seems that their first intent was the willing to live again the fun and to recreate the magic atmosphere of , even if they were conscious that it would have been a very difficult task. As when a group of friends repeat together good old jokes, to laugh again all together.
Perennial SNL host Steve Martin also transitioned from a groundbreaking stand-up comic into a middle-aged patriarch in films like Parenthood and Cheaper by the Dozen although his transformation was more subtle, considering he has always been silver-haired. Bilko and Evolution. Of course, everybody gets older, and in the end you have to respect performers who learn to adapt in order to keep their careers alive. The other big problem is that his original co-star, John Belushi, died of a drug overdose in