Monday, December 7, 2009

December 5, 2009

Gunga Din (1939)
I was a little confused by this movie. The first half, when the soldiers are safely stowed away at their Indian outpost, plays very much like a slapstick comedy. But once they set out for the mysterious golden temple (that of course turns out to be the hiding place of an evil cult), it turns into an Indiana Jones-esque adventure. I have no problem with shifting the tone of a movie, but it has to make sense. The two halves of this movie feel totally disjointed. That being said, the second half is action-packed and fun (you just have to try to look past the raging racism of the British against the Indians). Cary Grant seems younger than in most of what I've seen him in, but he's just as good as ever.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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