This remake of All the King's Men had
so much promise, and with all the star power it should have been
What a big disappointment.
They even changed the story from the 30s
to the 50s, and that's okay too. But this simply is not a great
or even a good movie.
How about calling it a turkey d--the d
is for my scissors down.
A great cast of supporting actors are overshadowed
by Sean Penn's hammy performance in this pathetic retelling of
the 1949 classic, a fictionalized retelling of Louisiana Governor
Huey Long's rise and fall in politics.
This is not as heavy-handed as the original,
but still is melodrama with too much orchestra.
All the King's Men
is a remake of the 1949 political thriller about a trouble maker
who speaks up for the average Joe until he too becomes corrupted
on the way to being elected governor of Louisiana.
This film did not work for me, with its
major holes in the story that feels both rushed and overlong,
and also the lack of character development, lacking heart and