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Demolition Man the movie looks like Lawrence of Arabia when compared to The Shadow. The Shadow is TERRIBLE and Alec Baldwin is somehow Chinese in it... How did this happen?!? Conversely, Demolition Man is good campy fun and has Dennis Leary robbing Taco Bell.
No contest... Demolition Man wins.
Once in a while, I do enjoy cheesy bad films. However, I just sat through not one, but TWO animated Titanic films, and MY GOD, I must share the humanity with everyone else on how awful this films are. I will spare you time so here's two reviews on the animated Titanic films.
If you can sit through all of this, you should get 1000 extra points.
I actually like the DM movie alot. Great humor, social satire, and both leads are great.
I am going to stick up for TS movie. My father was stationed in England during his time in the US Navy - and they replayed many of the old transcrption discs (or ETs) of The Shadow which was mostly on the Mutual Radio Network from 1938 to 1954. This show was very popular when it was being aired.
Long story short, my father through Radio Reruns, played the shows for us as we grew up. We would play them at night, as we were falling asleep. It was a great experience - scared the living hell out of me, but once The Shadow's laugh came on, out of the dark - it was like the calvary arrived!
I am no fan of Baldwin, - but the movie did a great job of blending the radio Shadow (no guns, but could turn invisivble) with the pulp version (guns, could not turn himself invisible). The scene on the bridge were he saves the sciencetist is right out of the radio show - and I love those 5 minutes or so almost more than any other film I have seen. My childhood hero in the flesh and done very well. There are a couple of other great scenes, when he takes on the mongol warriors - is pinned to the wall and "comes out of" the shadows into the being scene. The scene where he takes on Tim Curry's charcter is great too.
Yes, it could have been better and the villain should not have been played with so much camp, but it is a great movie and for fans of the famous radio and pulp charcter from so many decades ago, it's fantastic.
And the pin is great!