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« #15 : April 18, 2005, 04:01:06 PM »

Blueberry I can understand your comments, being a Blueberry fan, what reaction did the film get in Europe, did it do any box office?

I really enjoyed the western sequences, but then again I've not read any Blueberry. If you can give us a better and longer critique it would be helpful to us. Tell us what was the Blueberry parts and what was not,  and if you know why did they choose not to make a Blueberry Film, I'd be interested in hearing more inside from you and what you heard "on the grapevine" thanks in advance.

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« #16 : April 19, 2005, 01:55:40 AM »

It was not a succes in the the cinemas, I think it didn't even make it to the big screen in many countries. Not in Denmark, anyway.

I posted a more elaborate critique some time ago somewhere on this board. My main point is that the movie is as much about a self-conscious director on an inward journey, while the comics are plot-loaded with many partnerships that come and go, betrayal, better characters and so on. And then there's the "ghost" of Superstition Mountain.

And of course, in the movie there's some random chick thrown in (Juliette Lewis) which makes it even worse. You're right, though, it's got some nice cinematography from time to time.

And the stereotypical portrayal of the "indians" as "authentic" "noble savages" in contact with nature, spirits, and the inner world gives me the cramps.

Well, just found it was a miserable attempt to film Blueberry, and maybe my expectations were too high anyway.


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« #17 : April 19, 2005, 03:18:38 AM »

OK Thanks,

It was released here as Renegade, (the only clue that it is based on Blueberry is in the credits and in the cast list at the end) in maybe a few citys I think  NY & LA, it came and went so fast I didn't even notice it. It went to DVD fairly quickly. Its been getting about an equal number of either enthusiastic positive reviews or highly negative reviews.


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« #18 : April 25, 2005, 07:19:34 PM »

I was lucky enough to find a copy of the Blueberry Saga Confederate Gold at a used book store. It would make a great western, so I can't imagine why the film they came up with was so oddball.

That said, I'll probably give it a try. Between Starship Troopers and Jurassic park 2 I decided it was necessary to seperate films from anything they might be based on - and just take them as they are.

That doesn't mean the film will be any good to me, it just means I won't hate it because it fails to live up to the legend of Blueberry.

I need to find more of those books.


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« #19 : April 26, 2005, 02:23:00 AM »

Give it a shot and let us know what you think, I liked its SW twists and great cinematography, I thought the psycadelic sequences ran a bit long, but now from some of the comments I've read they do show a struggle between Blueberry and Blount, so I'll have to pay more attention to actual action in the tripping sequences, lol.

A native Navajo commented (on IMDb) that his father and he, thought the film was one of the best ever depicting their view of life, go figure.


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« #20 : May 15, 2005, 11:50:27 AM »

Not a good movie, not even a good story.


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« #21 : January 13, 2007, 04:37:50 PM »

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WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS!?


A great cast WASTED.

What a pretentious load of garbage.

The bad LCD trip scenes were WAY TOO LONG.

The most unsatisfying western (if not movie) I have ever witnessed.

It is beyond human comprehension HOW MUCH this film SUCKS.


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« #22 : January 13, 2007, 04:44:03 PM »

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WHAT THE ****** WAS THIS!?


A great cast WASTED.

What a pretentious load of garbage.

The bad LCD trip scenes were WAY TOO LONG.

The most unsatisfying western (if not movie) I have ever witnessed.

It is beyond human comprehension HOW MUCH this film SUCKS.


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I get the impression that you didn't care too much for this film FC.

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« #23 : January 13, 2007, 04:46:26 PM »

I liked it better that Navajo Joe & The Specialist  ;)


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« #24 : January 13, 2007, 04:47:53 PM »

I liked it better that Navajo Joe & The Specialist  ;)

and you say I'm delusional ::)




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« #25 : January 13, 2007, 04:48:36 PM »

I get the impression that you didn't care too much for this film FC.

That would be putting it lightly.




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« #26 : January 13, 2007, 04:49:28 PM »

That would be putting it lightly.

If you didn't like this, how would you rate Matalo?

I've been interested in that one lately.


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« #27 : January 13, 2007, 04:53:18 PM »

If you didn't like this, how would you rate Matalo?

I've been interested in that one lately.


Their two totally different films despite both being weird westerns. I tend to lean towards the weird stuff myself but Blueberry was just a dull peice of trash.




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« #28 : January 13, 2007, 04:55:34 PM »


Their two totally different films despite both being weird westerns. I tend to lean towards the weird stuff myself but Blueberry was just a dull peice of trash.

I see.

So I guess you must've liked Matalo.

I love the theme song:
http://www.moviegrooves.com/audiolow/matalo_1.mp3


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« #29 : January 13, 2007, 05:00:21 PM »



I love the theme song:
http://www.moviegrooves.com/audiolow/matalo_1.mp3



Yes I like the Hendrixy soundtrack.




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