Fearless gunslinger Lucky Luke is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.Fearless gunslinger Lucky Luke is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.Fearless gunslinger Lucky Luke is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.
The obvious downside is what the movie was widely criticized for: the plot. While it has it's troubles following or even developing a story, some character traits are somewhat disregarding the comic original.
Its biggest problem still is that the movie cannot decide whether it wants to approach a western setting via emphasizing action, drama or comedy. It succeeds in neither of these approaches, leaving the audience unsatisfied. This makes it also difficult to tell which would be the appropriate audience. While the comedic reliefs are definitely hitting the sense of humor of eight year olds, the action and drama parts are far more suitable for older viewers. Or would you want your kids to see one of their comic heroes suffer a psychotic breakdown for murdering people?
The quality of acting varies both with the actors as well as in different scenes. Summed up it could be considered as adequate.
The director has some really interesting shots and angles but keeps overusing them to an extend that completely different scenes on different sets give you the feeling it was the very same scene repeated once more. Less would have been more.
If you are a die hard fan of Lucky Luke, french movies or one of the actors, it can be recommended. If you are looking for a western, a family movie or simply quality entertainment, skip this one.
- Jul 6, 2014