Saturday, May 5, 2012

125) Simon: King of the Witches (1971)

125) Simon: King of the Witches (1971) Dir: Bruce Kessler Date Released: April XX 1971 Date Seen: April 19, 2012 Rating: 3.25/5

This gritty little whatsit is actually more interestingly peculiar than it is, y'know, cohesive or flat-out good. But I kinda like that this is basically a feature-length "What If" comic book story as written by a guy that clearly doesn't know what a comic book is. The narrative goes something like this: What if Dr. Strange was a homeless guy and nobody believed he had magic powers, not even him (sometimes)? It's a really bizarre fantasy film, one whose tone is mostly just confounding. But the dialogue is often pretty snappy and the characters are never uninteresting. Glad that my buddy Steve Carlson hipped me to this one. I don't really know what to do with it but that's ok.

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