Wild Wild West (1999)

Sometimes when I watch a film, I take a hands off approach and just watch it without taking too many notes. This, however, is not true for Wild Wild West. I was taking notes, but the movie lacked humorous material.

James West (Will Smith) and Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline)

On a different note, the plot suffered by the inclusion of the character Rita Escobar (Salma Hayek). More precisely, the character's share of the plot detracted from the relationship between protagonists James West (Will Smith) and Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline). In contrast, Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino) in Men in Black (1997) had a more appropriate share of that story.

In the end, it was a movie I wanted to watch back when it was released, but never got the chance to see. But now that I've seen it, I realized I wasn't missing out on anything special.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh)

Instant Comments:
"Now touch my breast." (The conversation started out semi-funny, but really built into something much funnier.)
"A breath of fresh ass." [...] "A breast of fresh air."
Ha. "Air Gordon."
Wait, how did that metal guy get shocked?

Ha! I didn't understand the reference until I thought about it: Smith sang, "Who you gonna call?" and the response was "Not the G.B.s."

Rita Escobar (Salma Hayek)

Watched 20171115 (Netflix, Instant)
Wild Wild West (1999) Barry Sonnenfeld. 106 min

Relevant Links:
Wild Wild West (IMDb.com)
Wild Wild West (RottenTomatoes.com)
Wild Wild West (Wikipedia.org)

James West and Artemus Gordon

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