Wild Wild West – Nostalgia Critic

Before Will Smith was in Suicide Squad, he was committing career suicide with this stinker.

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  1. We’re going to… the Wild Wild BLEHst!

  2. There are two things about this that are personally interesting to me.
    Firstly, a review of this in the papers was the first time I found out a film could be rated half a star. Naturally, I wondered what was so bad about it for years.
    Secondly, according to the cover of the VHS and DVD, this film had two ratings in Australia. In most states, it was rated PG, but in Victoria, it was rated M (more or less PG-13). I have no idea why (although from watching Lindsey’s review from years ago, I think the scene where you can kinda-sorta see Will Smith’s penis for half a second might have had something to do with it) and I’ve never seen this done to any film released in Australia before or since.

  3. Had to look up the theme song before watching. Still a damn good song and music video. I daresay it surpasses the movie.

    • I’d watch the music video on loop for 90 minutes rather than watch this movie.

      • I partially agree (having watched the music vid like.. four times on loop) But the movie, well. I actually enjoyed it at its release. I mean, hey, I was 13 at the time. And I thought Kline was cute (more so with In & Out, but I digress).

        A good companion film to this: Road to El Dorado, just for more Kline and Branagh.

    • I grew up listening to the original Kool Moe Dee version.

    • See, I was always confused as hell as to why they would take Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” and re-fashion into a Wild West song. That was always such a strange choice, considering the original is about reminiscing on childhood memories and the WWW version was….. because “Wild Wild West” fit into the chorus….. I guess?….

      They don’t even adapt the arrangement at all, they just replace the words. It’s like they fed Weird Al a kilo of coke and said “make our movie soundtrack”.

  4. wait wait…Kevin Kline is in Bob’s Burgers? This whole time he was Fishodor and I didn’t know?!

  5. You know, before that turned into a commentary on the lack of originality in Hollywood these days, that actually looked like a good movie! As for the lack of originality, I don’t know, I’m of mixed feelings. On the one hand, yeah, originality is most definitely a good thing, I’m not saying it isn’t. But…if someone can do something new and interesting with something old and familiar, isn’t that good too?

  6. The giant mechanical spider has an…interesting backstory.

    Involving Kevin Smith, Superman, and a crazy Hollywood producer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2KB1dEDdk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hMYw8LX60

  7. God help us all if “Something Original” ever gets released.

    Oh, I remember fully well on seeing this movie in theaters (twice), because I was expecting something as fun as Will Smith’s previous action/comedy film, Men in Black. Thankfully, as I grew older, I figured out why other people hate this film. My dad is a fan of the original TV series, and he owns the complete series on DVD, and it’s obvious to state that the show is FAR better than the movie.

    Thankfully Will Smith later went on to star in a BETTER movie where he plays a character who was originally white in Suicide Squad. And he HAS stated in interviews years ago that he regrets starring in this film.

    We get it, Doug, you hate Michael Bay as a human being.

    I can’t believe you didn’t play the James Bond theme with “West, Jim West.”

    To tell you the truth, I actually laughed a bit at the RCA joke. …At least I made up for it, …by liking Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” song 100 time more than the movie it was made for.

    When you mentioned Pluto Nash style humor with holocaust images, I instantly thought of the unreleased Jerry Lewis movie “The Day the Clown Cried.”

    I’d like to see Trump get distracted by a stripper the next time he gives a speech.

    I also find the “Salma Hayek’s character already married” cockblocking moment really uninspired.

    At least we have movies like Cowboy’s & Aliens to wash this movie out of our heads.

  8. I walked into my living room and my mom was watching this movie. I lasted 10 minutes.

  9. the start of this really hits my biggest issue with modern film, and much of what the film industry has been for years. It’s the only industry this built up almost entirely on adapting stuff that was already made in another medium.

    • It makes sense, honestly. Big budget films cost millions of dollars to make and advertise and stuff, which is a LOT more money than comics or video games, which can be sold based off of gameplay over their stories. So there’s a pretty huge risk involved with making original ideas and selling people on original stories and plots compared to tapping into a fanbase where you’re pretty much guaranteed to make X million dollars in the opening week.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      There’s a really simple reason for that: movies are fucking expensive to make. Hollywood executives are terrified of taking risks on properties that don’t have some existing fan base, so they prefer to play it safe and go with things that do. Of course, this doesn’t explain why they then jettison almost everything that had to do with the original, keeping only the title and the names of the main characters (as with WWW, or more recently, Jem and the Holograms), thus insuring that fans of the original will hate it and that the movie will crash and burn.

  10. Much of the humor was rather awkward, but I love this film’s steampunk and cartoonish characters.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      Has Hollywood EVER done steampunk right? I mean, Jonah Hex was shit. LXG was meh. Atlantis: The Lost Empire was meh. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was just okay. I’m hard pressed to think of any movie since the original 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that did steampunk right, and that was made over sixty years ago!

      • There is so much wrong with your statement that I literally don’t know what to say.. ok, I can point out one thing at least: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a XIX century Science Fiction not Steam Punk 0_0

        • Snorgatch Pandalume

          I once heard steampunk described to someone who knew nothing about it as “Jules Verne on steroids.” Steampunk IS 19th century science-fiction, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is pretty much the foundation of the whole steampunk genre.

        • Jules Verne is the father of SteamPunk. SteamPunk in general is the heritage of Jules Verne, just like much Fantasy is the heritage of Tolkien. SteamPunk would have been called Science Fictions in his own time, but that just makes SteamPunk a special retry-futuristic setting.

  11. Didn’t the Nostalgia Chick review this? Yes, you really are funnier than her. Patton Oswalt said this was the worst movie he ever saw. I actually love the soundtrack to this movie. It was made into this amazing animutation (go look it up). I haven’t seen the bad movie of course.

    • To be fair, NChick didn’t really go so much for pure comedy, and more edutainment. She was more about informing people, with comedy thrown in to keep it interesting. NCritic is always going for the jokes first.

      Film is clearly Lindsay’s passion, to the point that her new show doesn’t really do comedy at all. It’s basically about film history. Her WWW review was pretty much in the middle, since it was about studying Will Smith’s roles in film.

  12. I actually had a lot of fun with this movie.

  13. how did he skip commenting on the metal testicles joke with the henchman that got fried?

  14. Well, first was Nostalgia Chick, then ThatSciFiGuy, then Blockbuster Buster, and now Nostalgia Critic has now run this movie to the ground too. And honestly, I kind of enjoyed this movie more as a guilty pleasure than an actual action flick.

    • Out of order, Moon Spirit.
      ERod reviewed it March 4th, 2012.
      Leo reviewed it a mere 8 days later on March 12th.
      At least Lindsay waited until May 20th, 2012 for her review.
      Yes, I know you don’t care exactly when and in what order.
      Yes, I know I have no life.

      • I liked Nostalgia Chick, I felt her commentary was more intelligent and therefore more interesting and funny. Plus because of her I learnt how to view Will Smith’s dong….<3. I just get the feeling that with his attack on Kelvin Kline's multi acting that he's leaning too much towards either desperation of taking the mick or social justicing because K.Kline didn't use an actual woman.

    • I do agree that the amount of piss being taken on this movie was weird, if not disproportionate, honestly.

  15. Nice Blazing Saddles joke. Fun fact: In Germany Blazing Saddles was released under the name “Der wilde wilde Westen”, which translates to “Wild wild west”.

  16. ThatManWithTheHeadband12

    The irony of making Something Original into a full blown project would be it’s not original anymore. It would be based on the original short from this review! MIND BLOWN

  17. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade?

    Can you also talk about the MTV series Good Vibes and Daria?

    And on a side note, I mention this all before, why don’t you review a classic horror like this one I’ve finally found after all these years after just seeing a few scenes of it and never knowing how it ended. It’s called Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. You might like it. Maybe.

    Also what do think of these TV series shows called:
    John Doe
    Forever Knight
    The Misfits (British Show)
    Misfits of Science (Movie and series)
    and The Zeta Project
    (I think some of these shows are like Sonic the Hedgehog a.k.a. Sonic Sat a.m. They all have incomplete ending.)

    P.S. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade? I’d also really like to hear what you think about the FX series Archer and Chozen.

    P.S.S. And I never found out if you were going talk more about the Disney Afternoon shows Gummi Bears, Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Talespin(even the hour uncut movie special I found about it) and Darkwing Duck. Also you never answer my question, If you hate the Goof Troop song: “Gotta Be Gettin’ Goofy” then does that mean you hate The Darkwing Duck Rap?

    • Just so you wonder, I liked this movie cause Will Smith is in it. Also I love it when do the Dr. Smith thing. “Spiiiders!”

    • ThatManWithTheHeadband12

      He’s already talked about Daria as one of his top favorite shows. Why do you want him to talk about the Zeta Project without him knowing more about Batman Beyond?

    • The Real Silverstar

      Yeah…most of the stuff you’re requesting isn’t in Doug’s wheel house. Like, at all. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama sounds more like something the Cinema Snob would tackle. Forever Knight is more up Allison Pregler’s alley. And does Doug really seem like the type who watches anime versions of Marvel comics shows?

      I have truly never understood the mentality of asking content creators “Can you review this random assortment of stuff I like?” You’re the one with the interest in all of these shows, why don’t YOU get a camera and review them yourself? I don’t ask people to write my blog for me.

      “P.S.S. And I never found out if you were going talk more about the Disney Afternoon shows Gummi Bears, Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Talespin(even the hour uncut movie special I found about it) and Darkwing Duck.”

      He’s already done a Disney Afternoon retrospective. Again, if you feel there’s more to cover there, why don’t you make your own video about it instead of asking someone else to do it?

      ” Also you never answer my question, If you hate the Goof Troop song: “Gotta Be Gettin’ Goofy” then does that mean you hate The Darkwing Duck Rap?”

      To quote Freakazoid: “You really have no life, do you?”

  18. ilovethings andstuff

    im confused by the state meant saying before suicide squad will smith was in this stinker.. suicide squad was pile of garbage wile wild wild west was really good

  19. Am I the only one that finds it just the tiniest bit hypocritical that a show that’s become famous for satirizing existing movies and shows is now saying nothing is original anymore and that’s a bad thing?

  20. What no Kevin Smith reference?

    “So I’m watching this movie and I’m like ‘Good lord this is a piece of shit.’ When all of a sudden, a giant fucking spider showed up.”

  21. The flavour text for this review has given me an idea for a new film: Career Suicide Squad. Starring Nic Cage.

  22. I haven’t seen this movie in a while, and I remember it being “Okay”. Only kind of funny, but alright. And Watching this review I have to agree with myself.

    I didn’t know this was based on anything, so that didn’t bother me; since I’m terrible at recognizing faces, the disguises weren’t obvious to me; I am forever immature, so I laughed at the boob part; et cetera.

  23. “Something Original” actually looks like it has some parallels to Unbreakable. So if she makes people stronger by touching them how is that going to destroy the other guy? His makes sense. He makes people sick. Being stronger and able to make her sick only helps him destroy her.

    How do the buzz saws kill anyone? The center part of the collar should stop it before it cuts them. Does it hit them with enough force to break their neck.

  24. prime-10@hotmail.co.uk

    Interesting How is he gong to review every Looney Tunes movie in one video.

  25. Does anyone else want to watch “Something Original?”

  26. disembodiedvoiceofreason

    Such a dumb movie

  27. ………. the funny thing is the fake movie trailer actually looked interesting

  28. I was hoping for a “Road to El Dorado” joke seeing how Kevin Kline and Kenneth Brannagh are in this movie.

  29. An odd mix of western and steampunk that should seem to work on paper, but doesn’t in execution. There’s so much spider references (logo, his beard, ect) it’s almost not a surprise that the giant machine is a spider.

    Quite a few stars too that doesn’t seem to support the movie like the movie “Nothing but Trouble.” Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and Demi Moore were all in it (plus Aykroyd helped write and directed it), but still bombed with a 9%.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      You think that’s bad? Try watching Bunraku. It stars Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Ron Perlman. Can’t go wrong with a cast like that, right? RIGHT? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Hmmm. I can’t help but notice Demi Moore was in both movies. Maybe it’s her fault. No, nothing could have saved Bunraku.

      • I’ll watch your’s if you watch mine. Just know you have to watch John Candy act….. in drag.

        • Snorgatch Pandalume

          I’ve been a John Candy fan since his Second City Television days. I have no problem with him doing drag.

          • Ok. Personally an action movie seems like a better choice better than this “horror”/comedy. Once you watched it tell me your thoughts on it.

          • Honestly not a bad movie. It’s just “Stylized”, kinda like how Sin City has its own look. The action was decent with an interesting plot. The worst part was the narrator that kept poping up to do random voice overs. I think it’s much better than “Nothing but Trouble”.

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