Yes A Shot in the Dark is a very funny film. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (where Dreyfus tries to assassinate Clouseau) is also less a movie and more a series of very funny set pieces.These have dated badly, especially the later Sellers movies.
i have soft spt for the first film, but the next one A Shot in the Dark is the best.
My wife and I saw that at the theater when it came out. Still one of my favorite sf movies from the late '80, early '90s because it was rather low-key and well acted. Also the feature movie debut of Claudia Christian.THE HIDDEN 1987 - I had not seen this (or thought of it) in a long time. I saw it on video and thought it was inspired by the Thing and the Terminator and a little of Lifeforce and it didn't strike me as having much in the way of memorable spfx or typical 80s comedy relief.
Now, those are its biggest strengths because it is refreshing that it treats it seriously and is more character driven than action or spfx (although the scene of the takeover in the beginning is very good spfx). Compared to other films--Alien Nation and They Live or I Come In Peace--it's entirely serious with no self-aware humor. That approach worked very well.
Just came back from the movie theater after watching this one, and I enjoyed it a lot! The plot twist really got me. J. Wan manipulates you to think something and then, BAM!Malignant
Horror doesn't top my movie genre watch list, but this one was entertaining. It reminded me a bit of Basket Case.
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