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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb recreation of a superhero, February 4, 2004
This review is from: The Shadow (DVD)
Along with "The Phantom", "The Shadow" is a lavish showcase of Art Deco settings and opulent epoch recreation. Penelope Ann Miller's wardrobe is spiffy, Jerry Goldsmith's music is fantastic and the settings are plush in that quirky thirties fashion. John Lone excels in his feature of the evil Gengis Khan descendant and Alec Baldwin fleshes out a feisty and craggy Shadow. The plot is simple but provides the perfect backdrop for a film where special effects and a soigné production come uppermost. At the end of the World WarI, Lamont Cranston spends several years as an opium dealer and mobster of sorts in the Tibet. A decadent character, his life takes on a new course when a tulku teaches him how to control the evil that lurks in his heart and Cranston goes back to New York as the Shadow, a do-gooding superhero that strives to weed out evil. As said, the plot is effective but the general esthetic of the film is simply a feast for the senses.
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