Review Date: June 30, 1999
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writer: B. Maddock, J. Price, P. Seaman, S.S. Wilson
Producers: Barry Sonnenfeld, Jon Peters
Could it be that the script was crappy because it took four people to write it? Maybe. Could it be that most of the special effects don't show up until the last half hour, and even then, we don't see anything that its trailers hadn't already given away? Perhaps. Or could it be that we have come to expect so much more from Will Smith and Hollywood big-budget movies, that we cannot help but evaluate them on a scale onto their own? Naaaaaaah! A bad movie is a bad movie. On a positive note, I could honestly say that I did very much enjoy the lovely performance by the adorable Salma Hayek, who seemed underused (In my humble opinion), and lit up every bubbly scene that she was hardly in. Branagh was also fun as the scenery-munching, over-the-top bad guy, but that's pretty much where the entertainment-buck stopped. Smith and Kline were static at best, the plot full of holes, and the score insignificant and derivative of a dozen others. I would strongly advise anyone not to see this movie. Then again, there is that one scene with the lovely Salma Hayek tied up in a cage...huh...oh yeah, but the rest of the movie sucked.