24 September 2014 | dbdumonteil
Why the lights went out in NYC.
Superseven's second movie-and substantially better than the first . The screenplay remains naive and of comic strip quality but it includes several interesting developments and even unexpected twists .
It must be Yoko Tani,French actor Roland Lesaffre's wife ,who is different from the bimbos who fall for Martin in both episodes .The character is a bit more complex than the others .Unlike Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger",her volt-face is not only explained by the hero's charm:"in my country,we are taught no to behave like you (westerners)"
In the first (and poorer) episode ,there was a good scene : to hide a dead body ,Superseven makes it out to be a waxwork;in this one,Lenzi does a good job,transforming a florist shop into an antique dealer place ;Egypt's landscapes were poorly used in the first effort;here the director takes advantage of Greek landscapes (particularly the Parthénon)even if he introduces the Sirtaki ,a dance which was very trendy in those days in the Wake of "Zorba The Greek"
And now we know why there was the Northeast blackout in 1965 . believe it or not.
The last scene is -relatively-smart.